Cheer 10 Years first of all because it is not “dark” or “edgy.” Its premise about a ten-year high school reunion isn’t automatically promising but the genial approach by writer-director Jamie Linden and his upbeat cast becomes affecting. This is not a tragic view of early life failings, pre-mature nostalgia–or its self-protective opposite, pre-mature cynicism. The mix of stories about identifiable high-school types features some classmates who’ve done well but most who simply cope in the slow lane toward the rest of their unexceptional lives.
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