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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Underdog teen drama has strong sexual content, drinking.

Movie R 2011 105 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Not for 13 year olds !!

I'm watching this movie right now and the kids are popping pills they stole from a family member, and drinking hard liquor they also stole, and a young insecure girl gets naked and tried to strip off the main character's clothes -- all while a disturbed kid looks on and goads them on. How was this suggested for 13 year olds in this site?? I trust you guys for "common sense" -- no way is this movie for tweens.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

A wonderful indie movie

"Terri" is the real thing, and conveys exactly what it's like to be lowest-ranking male in a primate group. The mention of "animal lovers" above obviously is meant for people who prefer mice to birds!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (1):

A great deal rides on Wysocki's intuitive performance; he has a remarkable combination of strength, gentleness, and honesty that belies his sad-sack appearance. When one girl flirts with him and calls him a teddy bear, we can believe it. Likewise, comic character actor Reilly turns in a slightly deeper, more touching version of his usual positive-thinking goofball. This band of strong, fascinating characters overcomes the otherwise awkward combination of script elements.

The son of legendary New York experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs (Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son), TERRI director Azazel Jacobs arrived on the movie scene in 2008. His first film, Momma's Man, was an exercise in the cinema of discomfort, but at the same time had a traditionally goopy Hollywood wrap-up. Terri treads the same path, but, lo and behold, after a while, these characters begin to show some integrity; they spring to life and find a truthful emotional connection.

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