Genres: Comedy

Best of 2011 So Far: Roger Ebert

What our critics thought of Terri

Christy Lemire
Jacob Wysocki is great in this.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
A smart drama about a group of characters who want to believe that they’re doing the right thing.

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I found a rare absorption while watching Azazel Jacobs' "Terri," the story of a fat kid who is mocked at school. Movies about high school misfits are common; this is an uncommon one. Terri, so convincingly played by Jacob Wysocki, is smart, gentle and instinctively wise. His decision to wear pajamas to school "because they fit" may be an indication that later in life he will amount to a great deal. He has character. All of that lies ahead in this story, which observes him for two or three weeks as he survives some turning points. Terri's parents are not in the picture. He lives in a cluttered little house with his Uncle James (Creed Bratton), whose books and music indicate he was once a much different man. Now he is drifting into senility, and Terri cares for him with quiet affection. …Read Full Review
Roger Ebert - Chicago-Suntimes - 07/20/2011