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A hit at the Sundance 2011 Film Festival, Terri is a moving and often funny film about the relationship between Terri, an oversized teen misfit, and the garrulous but well-meaning vice principal (John C. Reilly) who takes an interest in him. Terri is produced by the team behind Blue Valentine and Half Nelson, and directed by Azazel Jacobs (Momma's Man). -- (C) ATO Pictures
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

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"Lest you think that you've already seen every possible variation on the outsider-nerd story, Terri keeps plenty of surprises up its pit-stained sleeves."
‑ Alonso Duralde, The Wrap
"A sweet and subtle comedy about the awkwardness of adolescence."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"Terri is a very funny film with strong performances and equally strong direction."
‑ Blake Griffin, We Got This Covered
""Terri" has one leaving the theater thinking "And?""
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Funny and perky but unlike most Fox Searchlight films, never saccharine."
‑ Charlie Lyne, Ultra Culture
"Jacob Wysocki infuses his performance in the title role with precisely that same duality, turning Terri into an oversized portrait of adolescence -- so naive yet so wise, strangely believable and believably strange."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Terri may be strange, but it's a good, heartfelt strange that resonates long after the film ends."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Whereas Jacobs père has been most concerned for the past four decades with using cinema as an instrument for exploring the mechanics and boundaries of visual perception, Jacobs fils is less a mad scientist than a misfit bard."
‑ Dan Sullivan, Film Comment Magazine
"Like its eponymous protagonist, Terri sits awkwardly outside mainstream expectations, but is all the more appealing for it."
‑ Chris Buckle, The Skinny
"A winningly understated performance from John C. Reilly and a potentially star-making turn from lead Jacob Wysocki help place Terri's firm finger on the pulse of the often senselessly cruel high school experience."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"Its charms feel somewhat calculated, but this reflective tale of outsider solitude has enough humor and poignancy to win admirers."
‑ David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"[An] emotionally acute indie comedy by Azazel Jacobs."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"...An enjoyable coming-of-age film but a few of the darker sequences and the general feeling that you've seen this story before might keep it from being a larger success."
‑ Cory Everett, The Playlist
"Terri is at least an interesting movie, though it lacks any sort of direct overcoming of the conflict, and things piddle out in the end."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Terri was shot in just a couple locations on a tiny budget, but it sense of heightened reality and terrific performances make it a strangely touching story."
‑ Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
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