• 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, Zoë Kravitz, Aasif Mandvi

Director: Anna Boden , Ryan Fleck

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Misher Films

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Sometimes, maybe, it's a little too unoffensive: It's Kind of a Funny Story is so gentle, so anxious not to put a foot wrong, that it doesn't have much sticking power. But its casually compassionate perspective is also what makes it work. 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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