• It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

It's Kind of a Funny Story

Release Date: October 8th, 2010

DVD Release Date: February 8th, 2011

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, Zoƫ Kravitz, Aasif Mandvi

Director: Anna Boden , Ryan Fleck

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Misher Films

Keywords: Fall , Endearing , Amusing , Doctor , 2010s , Friendship , Rise , Emotional , Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    If there's a psych ward for motion pictures, It's Kind of a Funny Story should check itself in. Boden and Fleck's film suffers from bipolar disorder: manic and silly one minute, moody and muted the next. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The film itself is fairly slight: I'm not sure what it adds up to. Still, I enjoyed every moment of its beguiling saga of a depressed teen named Craig. show more

  • 40
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    A dramatically inert, lethargic dramedy that isn't nearly as quirky and poignant is it perceives itself. show more

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