Orphaned to an uncle who is fading away, mercilessly teased by his peers and roundly ignored by his teachers, Terri is alienated and alone. When the dreaded vice-principal sees something of himself in Terri, they establish a friendship which opens Terri up to a new life.
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Película sobre un niño que tiene un gran corazón. Versión gordita del "Indomable Will Hunting", en realidad no tiene nada que ver pero es lo que pensé al acabar la película. El profesor es un fracasado, el único personaje exitoso es el tio que sufre demencia senil debido a una aventura muy fumada buscando un anillo con enanitos pero eso sólo se ve en la película precuela.
How could anyone name their kid Azazel? It's like a curse word....a biblical cliff that goats were pushed off of, hence the term "scapegoat". Well, his dad is "experimental" film maker Ken Jacobs, who appears along with Azazel's mom in "Momma's Boy". That nomenclature may have something to do with the nature of his films about alienated people. A very offbeat film, but a true indie, and I appreciated it.
Despite all the moments where the film overplays its hand, all the motifs and themes that aren't carried through, all the times the plot stretches credulity, there are moments of recognizable, devastating honesty that make the whole thing worth it.
I found this film rather flat, boring and a pointless waste of time. There weren't any qualities that made me entertained or got me to think. By the end of the film, I had no idea of what the film was trying to achieve and say.
Yet another coming of age feel good story that the Sundance crowd laudes and loves, replete with all the clichés that these kinds of productions require (the marginalized anti-hero who finds an ally in an adult pariah, the overweight kid with a big heart etc.). Underwhelming, unoriginal, apolitical, and harmless. i loved the quirkiness of Thegoodtimeskid. By comparison, this one is Terri-bly manipulative.
Lovely little film about letting go of vanity made with very little vanity. Only certain stretches of the score and a few obvious dialog moments hold me back from a full five. It's like a petty example of a 4/5 or a 7/10 maybe. I want to watch it with my sister.