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Review: Cherry

Walking a Fine line
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 13, 2010
2.5 2.5 Stars


Jeffrey Fine's film starts out as a tepid kid-coming-of-age-and-leaving-the-nest-to-go-to-college comedy, with 17-year-old Aaron (an impressive Kyle Gallner) saying goodbye to his controlling mom and his spineless dad and hello to a tough engineering curriculum, an obnoxious roommate, and social awkwardness as he enters an "Ivy League school." Midway through, though, the film takes a kinky turn: in a rare art class, Aaron meets Linda (Laura Allen), a 34-year-old woman trying to get a late degree. Cougars, okay, but not pedophilia: when Aaron goes home with Linda for dinner, he's pounced on by her pre-legal daughter, Beth (Brittany Robertson). Yet Fine resolves this ménage with taste and integrity, and also with humor and genuine feeling.

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