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PG-13| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Stressed by adolescence, 16-year-old Craig Gilner (Keir Gilchrist) checks himself into a mental-health clinic. Unfortunately, the youth wing is closed, so he must spend his mandated five-day stay with adults. One of them, Bobby (Zach Galifianakis), quickly becomes his mentor -- and protege, while Craig finds himself drawn to a fellow teen, Noelle (Emma Roberts), who just may be the cure he needs to forget an unrequited crush.

Cast: Keir Gilchrist , Zach Galifianakis , Emma Roberts , Viola Davis , Lauren Graham , Jim Gaffigan , Zoë Kravitz , Aasif Mandvi

Directors: Anna Boden , Ryan Fleck

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Focus Features

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

Release Date: October 8th, 2010|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    I don't blame you for backing off a movie that focuses on a suicidal teen who learns warm life lessons by spending five days in a Brooklyn hospital's psych ward. Stop worrying. It's Kind of a Funny Story, based on Ned Vizzini's semiautobiographical novel, breaks the jinx. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Ambles along and has a feeling of randomness about it, but, in fact, it's tightly plotted. Every moment, however seemingly haphazard and casually presented, is keyed to the progress of a young man from lost to not so lost. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Notable for the easy chemistry of its ensemble cast. show more

  • January 29, 2012 pz00000000110246
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    Excellent comedy-drama.

  • November 10, 2011 Artdraculclark
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    boring trash

  • September 26, 2011 wixie7
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    Emma Roberts realy comes into her own. That said the movie was both warm and funny at the same time. All of the cast where in character and a realy good story line two thumbs up++++++

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