Terri (2011)

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The story of a large fifteen-year-old boy in a small town as he struggles to adjust to his difficult life.


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The story of a large fifteen-year-old boy in a small town as he struggles to adjust to his difficult life.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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8 August 2012 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Terri, o atairiastos  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$78,257 (USA) (1 July 2011)


$653,578 (USA) (16 September 2011)

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Terri: The Best film of the year!
11 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

I went to go see Terri a couple of days ago. It turns out, that, that was the best decision I've made this year. Terri is an extremely heartfelt movie without ever being sobby or begging for sympathy. Jacob Wysocki as Terri, is just a marvelous choice. He portrays a strong, but lonely teen suffering from, like we all do at some point, loneliness. Who knows, he might even get nominated for an Oscar. I mean, he's still relatively new, but anything can happen.

Another performance that was particularly well played was by John C. Reilly as the equally lonely, and pretty miserable vice president of Terri's school. He and Terri begin a friendship that seems very raw and real. The supporting performances also were very good including Bridger Zadina as Chad, Terri's misfit friend who likes pulling hair out of his head. Also Creed Bratton as Terri's somewhat delusional uncle, and Olivia Crocicchia as Terri's love interest.

While I was watching Terri, I found myself laughing, not chuckling, at many of the jokes. Terri is a truly funny movie, because it's realistic humor that many people can relate to: the ups and downs of high school. But in the end, Terri isn't a movie. It's a bold statement about life. Everything in Terri is amazing; the acting, the setting, the themes. And by the end of the movie, you realize there's hope for every teenage misfit in high school, as long as they have a fraction of the heart Terri has.

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