The trailer for the indie comedy Terri has gone online. The film is a coming-of-age tale about an overweight and unpopular teen who dresses in pajamas but strikes up an unlikely friendship with his school’s vice principal (John C. Reilly). Terri played at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as well as SXSW and the reaction was positive but unenthusiastic. The general consensus seems to be that it’s enjoyable but slight and after seeing the trailer, I can understand that criticism. However, I’m a big enough fan of Reilly and co-star Creed Bratton (who is the secret weapon of NBC’s The Office) to check out the film when it plays as the opening night feature at this year’s Atlanta Film Festival.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Terri opens July 1st.
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Here’s the synopsis for Terri:
Orphaned to an uncle who is ailing, mercilessly teased by his peers, and roundly ignored by his jaded teachers, Terri finds himself alienated and alone. But when the dreaded vice principal, Mr. Fitzgerald, sees a bit of himself in the boy, they establish a friendship that encourages Terri to consider the possibility that life is something to be shared, even enjoyed, not just endured.