January 3rd, 2011


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Centers on a large 15-year-old boy in a small town as he struggles to adjust to his difficult life.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.5/10 (4,188 voted)

Critic's Score: 72/100

Director: Azazel Jacobs

Stars: John C. Reilly, Jacob Wysocki, Bridger Zadina

Centers on a large 15-year-old boy in a small town as he struggles to adjust to his difficult life.

Writers: Patrick Dewitt, Azazel Jacobs

Jacob Wysocki - Terri
John C. Reilly - Mr. Fitzgerald
Bridger Zadina - Chad Markson
Creed Bratton - Uncle James
Olivia Crocicchia - Heather Miles
Tim Heidecker - Mr. Flemisch
Justin Prentice - Dirty Jack
Mary Anne McGarry - Mrs. Hamish
Curtiss Frisle - Sex Ed
Tara Karsian - Mrs. Davidson
Diane Salinger - Mrs. Vick (as Diane Louise Salinger)
Lisa Hoover - Waitress
Jenna Gavigan - Samantha Goode
Jessica D. Stone - Rachel #1
Jamie Lee Redmon - Rachel #2

Taglines: We've all been there.


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Release Date: 3 Jan 2011

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Gross: $653,578 (USA) (18 September 2011)

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Mr. Fitzgerald: I knew this kid growing up who tied flaming tennis balls to cats' tails and loved every minute of it. I think he's a cop now.

User Review

Island of Misfits

Rating: 7/10

Greetings again from the darkness. Indie films are at a disadvantage on many fronts, not the least of which is budget. That usually limits the indie scene to personal, poignant stories of relationships and self-discovery. Quirky, yet believable characters are often the difference between ho-hum and worth-seeing. Writer Patrick Dewitt and Director Azazel Jacobs definitely provide some curious characters of interest.

Jacob Wysocki portrays Terri, an overweight outcast who is often humiliated and bullied at high school. Terri seems to have given up on ever fitting in. The proof is in the pajamas that he has begun wearing to class every day. But as usual with "troubled" teens, there is more to the story. We see his home life which consists of constant care for his Uncle James (Creed Bratton from The Office), who is apparently suffering from dementia. We get no backstory on the missing parents, but it's clear that Terri's responsibility at home outweigh his concerns for a missing social life at school.

Enter Assistant Principal, Mr. Fitgerald. Played by John C Riley, Mr. Fitzgerald takes a special interest in the 'monsters and misfits'. The reason is pretty obvious ... he was one himself. His goal, even his life's calling, is to encourage these kids to understand that life gets better and that NO ONE really has it figured out. We are just doing the best we can.

Terri's world collides with a couple other students. Chad (Bridger Sadina) is so angry at the world that he pulls his hair right out from his scalp - and is quick with a cutting line, though he clearly just seeks attention. Heather (Olivia Crociacchia) is saved from expulsion after a very generous move by Terri. Her world of popularity comes crashing down, but Terri is the presence that gets her through. Watching these characters interact with Mr. Fitzgerald emphasizes how much we all need someone to care ... someone to believe in us.

The film moves at a realistic to life pace. That means it is very slow compared to most movies. The characters are allowed to develop, as are most of the scenes. Jacob Wysocki's performance can be compared to Gabourey Sidibe in "Precious". They are large youngsters who don't use their size to comedic effect. Instead, they both display humanity and real emotions in a less than perfect world.

Certainly not a movie for everyone, but if you enjoy intimate stories about people just trying to get through life ... no special effects, explosions or asinine punchlines ... then Terri is worth a look.