Under the Cherry Moon
Speaking of musicians making movies, Under the Cherry Moon is another film based around the music of a popular artist that fell flat. After Purple Rain, I think people thought Prince could do anything, throw some dope music in it, and the world would come running. But Under the Cherry Moon was not worth running to the theaters for. While Purple Rain‘s soundtrack was enough to make you ignore the underwhelming acting, Under the Cherry Moon couldn’t really do all that. I did enjoy seeing Prince act a fool as his character, Christopher Tracy, but did I really need to see Jerome Benton trying to act? Without Morris Day, he wasn’t as much fun. Blame it on the bad writing (gigolos in the French Riviera? Say what?) or the fact that instead of seeing dope musical performances, we only heard Prince’s amazing tracks as background music, but I now understand why this film is so easily and readily available on Netflix.