The Little Details
Running Time: 84 min. (Cover states 90 min.)
Production Date: 10 / 9 / 2008
Director: None credited
Cast: Anita Napper, Daisy Layne, Kitty, Lynn, Zoey, Buck, Cado, Dick Chibbles, and Damon Wild
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Homegrown hasn't ever done much to impress me much, but I've heard that this is one of their best series. I'm going into this one with a little hope and a lot of apprehension.
Initial Reaction: It's easily the best release I've seen from Homegrown so far.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting chemistry and a real amateur feel most of the time
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting nastier sex
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are pretty average. The audio is pretty clear, but the balance does falter at times. The video is presented in the full frame format and looks okay. The lighting is pretty even and there's not much grain through most of the movie. There is, however, a fair amount of noticeable camera motion.
Disc Complaints: The authoring is a bit funky, which doesn't seem to be anything too unusual with Homegrown. Rather than having the entire movie on a title that makes it easy for viewers to skip to where ever they choose in the movie (which is extremely nice if you get tired of a scene and just want to jump ahead randomly or if you're viewing the movie later and want to go to a specific point in the movie) each scene has its own title, similar to how some studios run their TV shows on DVD. This style of authoring has thankfully gone the way of the dodo with most studios, but Homegrown and Naughty America seem to be sticking with it. Both studios are distributed by Pure Play and like Hundies (also distributed by Pure Play) there's only recently been an effort put into their extras (although Homegrown DVDs seem to use the same extras on all of their DVDs). Seeing that lack of care in the same areas for several studios being distributed by the same company I can't help but think that the problem and lack of care lies with Pure Play Media more than anything. With that little care coming from their releases maybe the customer should just be glad that they get a time stamp throughout the movie.
False Advertising: The boxcover lists a bonus scene as being on the DVD, but I couldn't find one anywhere. I'm deducting a half point from the overall score because of this.
Menus: There's only one menu, and it blends a simple background with text choices for extras and clips from each scene to let you jump to specific chapters. If you choose a scene, you're oddly taken shortly past the start of each scene rather than beginning at the start of the scene.
The FeatureHomegrown's Cherries series captures barely legal girls for their first time in front of the camera, or at least without much experience there. The scenes vary between having a touch of a story to open and just chatting with the girls and then move on with the action.
|Scene 1 – Lynn and Cado|
Brunette Lynn and her fiance Cado start things out on the bed with Lynn talking about their passionate sex and sharing a couple stories before he starts kissing her face and neck. He pulls down her top to start kissing her great natural nipples, and keeps stripping her down so he can work on her shaved pussy with his pierced tongue. Cado gives her a nice orgasm before letting Lynn strip him down and suck his cock in return, and then fucks her missionary style after a condom magically appears on him. Cado spanks Lynn's ass as they fuck missionary style and takes a little break to finger and lick her pussy in the middle of fucking her. They break to sixty nine before Lynn slides forward for a reverse cowgirl ride. They also get in a bit of cowgirl fucking before Cado lets Lynn have a nice facial. Afterwards they talk with the cameraman about the scene.
This is a very enjoyable scene. Lynn is cute with a very natural body, and really looks like she knows what she likes sexually. There's plenty of chemistry between her and Cado, and like so many great amateur scenes there's a feeling that's both fresh and extremely familiar. The action is nicely captured and helps to make this a very hot scene that gave the movie a great start.
|Scene 2 – Kitty and Buck|
Kitty, who looks to be at least partially Asian, starts her scene in a naughty schoolgirl outfit with a little black pleated skirt, a tied off white button down shirt, and her hair in a pair of ponytails standing in front of a black board talking about failing her test. When she says she wants an A in the class, Buck has her write that on the board and that she'll do anything for it. He has her open up her top to check out her flat chest and pencil eraser nipples before she pulls down her panties to let him finger her shaved and pierced pussy. Buck guides her through a blowjob before fucking her from behind against the blackboard and nailing her missionary style on the desk with his semi-hard cock. Kitty lays back for him to fuck her face before letting him take her from behind while choking her a little and guiding her through a few lines. Finally Kitty gets down to take a nice facial.
This scene didn't do a lot for me. Kitty's cute and plays the barely legal aspect nicely, and I'm sure will greatly please those with a young schoolgirl fantasy. Buck, however, held the scene back greatly for me. He was wise to stay behind the camera, and the few times you got to see him in front of it didn't help the scene any. Although he did drop a nice load, he also had some wood problems and his running off at the mouth really annoyed me. Kitty does her job nicely, but I'm not sure this scene made it to the average mark because of Buck. This was easily the weakest scene in the movie for me.
|Scene 3 – Anita Napper, Daisy Layne, and Dick Chibbles|
Bottle blonde Anita shows off a very nice ass under her frayed jean skirt before talking about her wildest sexual experience and stripping down. She plays with herself a little before Dick moves in to get his cock sucked. Anita works him over a bit with her mouth and then gets down to take a nice facial finish. As soon as she's done Anita asks Daisy for some pointers. Daisy happily moves in to give her some pointers as well as a little help, and soon after they leave Anita to suck Dick on her own she gets another nice pop over her face and chest.
This is an okay scene. I'll readily admit that I'm not a big fan of blowjob scenes, but Daisy helping Anita out did work very nicely for me. Beyond that, I was fairly disappointed with this scene for one big reason, namely Anita's ass. Anita has one heck of a beautiful booty, and when the scene started out with her showing it off I was more than looking forward to seeing it bounce around and if lucky, get fucked. After a little tease and masturbation her ass was never to be seen again and having to settle for just a blowjob just didn't work for me. Anita has a great body, but unfortunately she doesn't put much of it to use here and the scene ended up a disappointment for me because of it.
|Scene 4 – Zoey and Damon Wild|
Cute barely legal brunette Zoey chats with Damon while hanging out on a couch before starting to play with herself a little. She breaks out a vibe to put to use on her pussy, and as she pleases herself Damon moves in to get his cock sucked at the same time. He moves down to lick and finger her pussy and lets her suck his cock a little more before she slides a rubber onto his cock and lifts her legs up so Damon can fuck her missionary style. Zoey lets him play with her ass before he fucks her doggie style, and moves on to ride him in each of the cowgirls with a little more pussy play and spanking mixed in. Damon fucks her to a nice orgasm missionary style and has her rub his cock against her pussy afterwards. Finally Zoey lets Damon stroke himself to a nice pop over her face before they chat as she cleans up and gets dressed.
This is a great scene to end the movie with. Zoey is cute and has a very realistic and natural feeling to her. Damon does a great job making her feel relaxed, and that leads to some very nice chemistry between them. Although Damon talks quite a bit through the scene, instead of holding the scene back it actually helps it as you can see it helping Zoey to feel more relaxed. This is a hot scene and a very nice scene to close the movie with.
Cherries 65 is a bit hit or miss, but it's hits are much stronger than its misses. Zoey and Lynn each turn out a fantastic scene that shows the charm of amateur porn. Both girls have a fresh feeling, but the chemistry in their scene helps them well past any nervousness they might have to help them each turn out a great scene filled with plenty of natural bliss. Anita and Kitty's scenes never get anywhere close to that feeling, with Kitty's having that cheesy feeling that's halfway between true amateur porn and professional porn that just leaves their scenes feeling kind of half-assed and Anita's falling short due to it being an oral scene that leaves the rest of her great body untouched. Although Kitty and Anita's scenes were clear misses for me, Zoey and Lynn's scenes are so strong that I can't help but recommend Cherries 65 for at least a rental. With the pair of scenes from them I can see why Homegrown used to be known as the king of amateur porn, and can only hope that they're able to find themselves again with scenes like these instead of the weak scenes I've normally seen from them. Cherries 65 is a bit inconsistent, but Lynn and Zoey make it worth checking out.
The Extra StuffTrailers are included for many of Homegrown's previous releases as well as a few of their upcoming releases. They nicely let you see who's in each scene and give you several clips from each movie, but unfortunately also lump all of the trailers under two chapters so that you can't skip a title easily if you've already seen it or aren't interested in it. There's also weblinks and a blooper reel.
The blooper reel lasts about twelve and a half minutes. Unlike most blooper reels which actually contain bloopers from the movie on the DVD, this is a completely generic blooper reel that spans the entire range of Homegrown's releases. It spans so many movies that it's even organized into areas such as bodily functions. There's a few chuckles here, but it's not nearly as good as it might have been if it featured clips from this movie.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, oral, group, and toys
Raincoat Factor: High
Condom Usage: Between Cado and Lynn; Damon Wild and Zoey
The Bottom Line:Currently, many Homegrown DVDs can be found online for between about $13 and $25 with a few stores offering them near the low end. Although two of the scenes didn't do much for me, the other two were strong enough to make this one worth a rental or a cheap buy. The extras are mostly recycled and don't show much effort, but the technical aspects aren't bad for this type of movie. This is an okay release.
Note to Homegrown: I have a hard time getting my hopes up for your releases with the lack of effort you put into your overall DVDs and how shoddy most of what I've seen from you looks, but if you can turn out more scenes like you did here with Lynn and Zoey that's all going to change!
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