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'Terri' -- 2 1/2 stars

R; 1:45 running time In an unhurried, unnamed California town, a teenage boy in pajamas walks to school. He wears pajamas all day, every day. He lives with his uncle. He eats a steady diet of beans on toast. He yearns for the smallest acknowledgement of his hermetic existence from a golden girl named Heather, whom he spies being felt up in class one day by a more advanced boy. The girl comes around to a friendship with Terri, the overweight kid with a serene, deadpan way about him. Which also describes the film. A Sundance Film Festival success this year, "Terri" establishes a comic tone and texture and sticks to it, quirk for quirk, equal parts honesty and affectation. -- Michael PhillipsRead the full review
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