Jacob Wysocki

Movie review: 'Terri'

Movie review: 'Terri'

"Terri," starring newcomer Jacob Wysocki and John C. Reilly, is a lovely lyrical ode to high school misfits and the adults they grow into.

Director Azazel Jacobs and screenwriter Patrick deWitt, who shaped the script from a series of deWitt's short stories, have captured that quintessential outsider essence that infects the usual teenage suspects, but catches one of the cool kids in its net as well. That "Terri's" humor, poignancy and intimate storytelling captivated audiences at Sundance is not surprising, though nearly everything else about this very fine indie film is.

Wysocki is Terri, a lumbering pudge of a guy who despite his towering size is a...

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