Watching About Cherry requires some lenience: Quickly into the flick, you realize that there's absolutely no point to any of it, and what you're viewing is an amateurish character study without any narrative tension or fleshed-out drama.

But its star, Ashley Hinshaw, sure is beautiful. Playing an 18-year-old runaway who heads to San Francisco to pursue a career as, you guessed it, a porn star, the Chronicle actress gives about as good a performance as an actress could give in such a perfunctory movie. The fact that she's willing to accentuate her sexiness is a definite bonus—even when About Cherry meanders past the point of no screenwriting return, Hinshaw's alluring looks and all-in attitude are welcome distractions.