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Terri

Comedy Drama


 

A teenage loner, who wears pyjamas to school, is befriended by the slightly oddball Vice Principal.

Perhaps the only thing more difficult than being a high-school teenager is being a teenage misfit at high school. "Terri" is an unexpectedly endearing movie, thanks to the understated but oversized performance of the protagonist and the big hearted, if crazed, turn by the Vice Principal. The honesty embedded into the portrayals of all of the characters contributes to making this disarming film an original gem. The director's eye allows for scenes as bruising as they are amusing without trading sensitivity for laughs. Go Terri.

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2011
105 mins