Terri (2011)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 1, 2011
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2011
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Alonso Duralde

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.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

A sweet and subtle comedy about the awkwardness of adolescence.

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Fernando F. Croce

Terri examines the freakery and geekery of puberty not with Miguel Arteta's clamminess but with the serene, compassionate excruciation that's become Jacobs' distinctive timbre.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Terri may be strange, but it's a good, heartfelt strange that resonates long after the film ends.

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Max Goldberg
Cinema Scope

What makes it good is the solidity of the scenes, something that owes both to novelist Patrick deWitt's honed scripting and the naturalistic cadence of Jacobs' direction.

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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter

Its charms feel somewhat calculated, but this reflective tale of outsider solitude has enough humor and poignancy to win admirers.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[An] emotionally acute indie comedy by Azazel Jacobs.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Jacobs has a knack for hanging back and allowing movies to grow on you. It gathers power as it goes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Terri is a solid proof that you don't need a complicated plot or tons of CGI effects to come up with a movie worth remembering. It's so simple and… More
Pedro Holanda
"We've all been there" Ridiculous This is an extremely long slow paced Indie film, who is beyond stupid. I was really looking forward for this… More
Melvin White
Mr. Fitzgerald: I screw up all the time. Because that's what people do. "We've all been there." Terri is a fresh little indie dramedy that… More
Cast: Jacob Wysocki, John C. Reilly, Bridger Zadina, Creed Bratton, Olivia Crocicchia, Tim Heidecker, Justin Prentice, Mary Anne McGarry, Tara Karsian… More
Sam Barnett
It starts off following the same old coming-of-age / mentor movie formula, but Terri eventually transcends those tropes, mostly because just about every moment… More
Dead Angel
Every actors literally blended in their given character and as a result the performance is great. Though I couldn't be a big fan of this movie as I… More