It should come as no surprise that a coming-of-age indie about a misfit struggling through his high school days alone
would become an instant hit at the Sundance Film Festival. But director Azazel Jacobs' film, Terri, isn't the traditional
high school drama about freaks and geeks. Starring John C. Reilly and newcomer, Jacob Wysocki, the film is more of a lyrical
tale of loneliness vs. togetherness. An oversized teenager named Terri lives in a cluttered house in the forest. He wears
pajamas to school and takes care of his sick Uncle. Ridiculed by his classmates, he finds a unique friendship with the school
principal, who helps him adjust to life's challenges. While the film moves a lot slower than necessary, there is a tranquil
beauty in Tobias Datum's cinematography and a wholesomeness in the film's main characters that rises about the clich?s and
with a touch of humor, makes Terri's maturity both subtle and sincere.