Centers on a large 15-year-old boy in a small town as he struggles to adjust to his difficult life.
Terri is part of a new flock of movies that are taking on the issue of bullying in schools. This one is one of actually two that I’d seen on the same day. This one stars Jacob Wysocki, who is a huge kid with all the emotions showing on his face. He lives with an uncle that seems somewhat out of it, maybe Alzheimer’s, maybe schizophrenic. He has problems at school, and is befriended by the local guidance teacher, the assistant principal, who is played by John C. Reilley, who really lifts this movie above the usual affair, because he’s just a terrific actor. I like this movie; it just was a little amateurish. The idea of the kid with the big heart and sort of coming to grips with who he is and how he’s going to deal with that kids really don’t like him very much. I’d give it two and a half stars. I would probably rate it a little lower, except for John C. Reilley was wonderful.