Film Reviews: “Terri” (2011)


Starring Jacob Wysocki and John C. Reilly.

Terri (Wysocki) is 15 years old, overweight, friendless, and takes care of his ill uncle. Going to school is a miserable experience. So much so that Terri shows up late consistently and wearing his pajamas. He doesn’t care anymore. This lands him in principal Fitzgerald’s (Reilly) office. The principal begins regular meetings and eventually a friendship with Terri because he sees Terri as a troubled good heart.

“Terri” is a decent movie with greatness within. John C. Reilly is hilarious as the empathetic and “hip” principal, and my favorite part of the film. The Terri character doesn’t do much for me though. He doesn’t really go anywhere or accomplish much. I’m not sure what point this film is trying to make other than to give insight into a troubled teen’s life. I would have liked to have seen more into Terri’s mind and witness some resolution in his life.

2.0 out of 4.0 stars.


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