• Wilco

    ★★★★ Watched by Wilco 03 Oct, 2011

    [Notas viejas del 2011 en el tumblr...]

    He visto TERRI (Azazel Jacobs, 2011, PRO) que sigue inestrenada en España, siendo ya una de mis favoritas de este año ~ Permanece equidistante de otras crónicas miserabilistas como PALINDROMES (2006) de Todd Solondz o PRECIOUS (2009) de Lee Daniels, pues TERRI no tiene ni el perturbador tenebrismo moral de la primera ni los estruendosos excesos truculentos de la segunda, más bien se decanta por un retrato de la disfuncionalidad (horrible palabra) que…

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  • Bulldog Pointer

    ★★★★ Watched by Bulldog Pointer 10 Apr, 2015

    Terri's the man.

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  • LackingInCharm

    ★★★★½ Watched by LackingInCharm 29 Apr, 2015

    I WAS WORRIED THAT THIS WOULD BE A SUNDANCE-Y FILM ABOUT A BIG KID HAVING SELF ESTEEM ISSUES FROM BULLIES OR SOMETHING, BUT TERRI IS A UNIQUE AND ENTIRELY WELL ROUNDED CHARACTER AND SO IS HIS FILM. FOR CHRISSAKE IT TAKES A MORE HONEST LOOK AT TEENAGE SEXUALITY AND THE STUDENT/MENTOR RELATIONSHIP THAN DAMN NEAR ANY OTHER COMING OF AGE FILM I'VE SEEN.

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  • punkduck

    Watched by punkduck 18 Jun, 2011

    BAM, Brooklyn, New York

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  • Sam Barnett

    ★★★★ Added by 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 is so sincere and filled with such humanity and truth. This is helped along by the eye-opening performance by Jacob Wysocki (Terri), yet another actor this year who won't get nearly the amount of attention he deserves.

    A long and surprisingly tense and emotional scene that serves as the climax really sums up the confusion that…

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  • Panta Oz

    ★★★★ Added by Panta Oz

    What a delight... "Terri" was a real small masterpiece with its misdirected unpredictability! Director Azazel Jacobs portraits adolescence flawlessly managing to capture the cruelty and the sweetness of it, delivering very realistic and entirely absorbing drama. The story of a young man, actually a misfit, who is orphaned to an uncle who is fading away, mercilessly teased by his peers and roundly ignored by his teacher, is warm and different. Terri is alienated and alone but finds an unusual friend…

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  • Glen Grunau

    ★★★★ Watched by Glen Grunau 13 Dec, 2014

    A select group of social outcasts are taken under the wing of their eccentric vice principal. The result is rather a delightful story of some very quirky individuals who exhibit some rather attractive, redeeming qualities.

    "Life's a mess. But we're all just doing the best that we can . . . So if I hurt you, all I can tell you is I'm sorry and I will try to do better. Maybe I will do better, or maybe I'll do…

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  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★★½ Watched by Adrian Zachow 19 Dec, 2011

    Jacob Wysocki gives an impressive performance as Terri, a lonely, indifferent, obese 15 year old who wears PJs to school, and who comes to the attention of his helping principal (Reilly, also terrific). The awkwardness of adolescence is painfullly captured at times. One has to wonder though if the assortment of characters surrounding Terri, and Terri himself, needed to be so weird.

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  • Gonçalo

    ★★★½ Watched by Gonçalo 12 Oct, 2014

    At first I wasn't liking the film that much but then the story started to get better and better. A good screenplay with a brilliant climax.

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  • Joe DiCanio

    ★★★★ Watched by Joe DiCanio 21 Sep, 2011

    Rating: B+

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  • Eugene McCrann

    ★★★★ Added by Eugene McCrann

    Given Jacobs's pedigree, I thought a moment of genuine delirium would have come sooner - say, mid-way through Momma's Man - but the formula gets expunged in the shed scene with Terri, Chad, and Heather, where it felt like the madness could erupt into a totally new film. It wouldn't have surprised me had Chad reappeared with a gun, but he doesn't. He simply sleeps, and leaves in bad conscience. This has to be the point of the whole movie,…

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  • Jan

    ★★½ Watched by Jan 06 Sep, 2014

    boooring. heather is kinda hot, though.

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