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In the romantic comedy Cherry, Leila Sweet ([[Performer~P230466~Shalom Harlow~shalomharlow]]) has begun to hear the faint rumblings of her biological clock at the age of 29. This isn't unusual in itself, but Leila's key obstacle in her dilemma about having a child is rather uncommon -- she's still a virgin. Leila was stood up at the altar ten years ago and promptly swore off men forever; since then, she graduated from Harvard and moved to New York City, where she runs a muffin shop and keeps a dog for company. Leila is now determined to have a baby but isn't willing to forgive the enemy in the process, so she begins advertising for sperm donors willing to assist in artificial insemination. However, most of the respondents remind her why she gave up on men in the first place. Circumstances soon force her to take a closer look at two of her neighbors who seem fond of her -- a professional clown named Eddie ([[Performer~P41715~Donovan Leitch~donovanleitch]]) and a gynecologist named, we kid you not, Beverly Kirk (Jake Weber). While Leila weighs her options, Beverly meets a pair of sweet-natured street kids in dire need of a loving mother. [[Performer~P230466~Shalom Harlow~shalomharlow]], who played [[Performer~P19210~Matt Dillon~mattdillon]]'s dim-witted super model girlfriend in [[Feature~V158538~In & Out~inout]], gives an able comic performance as the most beautiful 29-year-old virgin in New York in this film, which was screened at the 1999 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Shalom Harlow
as Leila Sweet
Jake Weber
as Dr. Beverly Kirk
Isaach de Bankolé
as Menu Man
Laurel Holloman
as Evy Sweet
Donovan Leitch
as Eddie
Gil Rogers
as Uncle Ernest
David McCallum
as Mammy
Aleksa Palladino
as Darcy
Heather Matarazzo
as Dottie

Crew

Joseph Pierson
Director
Joseph Pierson
Producer
Phil Abraham
Cinematographer
Susan Graef
Editor
Sherri Adler
Production Designer
Eddy Collyns
Co-producer
Kim Moarefi
Associate Producer
Allyn Howard
Set Designer
Noah Vivekanand Timan
Costume Designer
Ellen Parks
Casting
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