Cherrybomb is a drama film released in the United Kingdom in 2009, starring Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan. Filming began on location in Belfast on 7 July 2008, and lasted four weeks. The film involves nudity, drinking, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars. It was released to DVD on 23 August 2010 in the UK. It is currently awaiting release in the US.
Cherrybomb premiered at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival, but was initially unable to find a distributor. An online campaign by Grint's fans was credited with helping to secure a deal for distribution in the United Kingdom.
- Malachy (Rupert Grint) is a straight-A teenager working at the Titanic Leisureplex, a sports training complex owned and run by Dave (James Nesbitt). His best friend is Luke (Robert Sheehan), a drug dealer living with his drug-addicted father. The two boys find themselves entranced by Michelle (Kimberley Nixon), a beautiful and charismatic teen who moved from London to live with her father, Dave.
Luke and Malachy attempt to win Michelle's affections by outdoing each other on a wild ride of sex, drugs, vandalism, shoplifting, and fighting. However, all three teens find that they are in over their heads when they throw a party in the Titanic Leisureplex, which turns disastrous when Dave walks in to find his place trashed. Dave viciously attacks Malachy, until Luke hits Dave on the head with a pipe, killing him. The movie ends with Luke and Malachy confessing to the police about the whole situation, and Luke explaining that Malachy would have done the same for him, because they're best friends.