Overweight and poor fifteen-year-old Terri wears pyjamas to school because they are the only comfortable clothes he owns. He has no friends and is mocked by his classmates. He lives on a sole diet of baked beans on toast. Assistant principal Fitzgerald is trying to help him and the other misfits in his school.
A hit at the Sundance 2011 Film Festival, Azazel Jacob’s wonderful film follows this gentle small-town boy as he lives through some possibly life-changing moments. All five main actors give great performances which make the viewer puzzle and care about each of their characters.
You can find more information on this U.S. movie on Wikipedia and IMDb. Ignore the IMDb user rating; this film is excellent.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Direction: Azazel Jacobs
Screenplay: Patrick DeWitt
Cinematography: Tobias Datum
Editing: Darrin Navarro
Score: Mandy Hoffman
Stars: John C. Reilly, Jacob Wysocki, Bridger Zadina, Creed Bratton, Olivia Crocicchia, Melanie Abramoff, Jenna Gavigan, Tara Karsian