Adapted from Ned Vizzini's 2006 novel, It's Kind of a Funny Story tells the story of burnt-out teenager Craig (Keir Gilchrist), who checks himself into a mental health clinic citing exhaustion, and finds himself placed in the adult ward due to the fact that the youth ward has been shut down. Taken under the wing of fellow patient Bobby (Zach Galifianakis), the stressed-out 16-year-old attempts to endure his mandatory five days' stay without completely losing his mind. His predicament is made somewhat more tolerable by the presence of Noelle (Emma Roberts), another teenage patient who's struggling to sort out her thoughts. Academy Award nominee Viola Davis, Lauren Graham, and Jim Gaffigan co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
A sweet movie with lotsa heart that won't send you on an unnecessary emotional rollercoaster. Funny at times like "CooCoo's Nest" but not as grim. Very likable, light hearted comedy about a serious topic that most people can relate to (depression, anxiety). Handles the topic well without getting too dramatic or goofy. Finishes with a positive message about being thankful for your life and enjoying the small things [although I think that this is impossible to do without the Spirit of Christ living in you].
A must view for every teenager (although I'm 37 I could relate to the kid in the movie).
I don't understand how this movie didn't get higher ratings than 3 stars...
This movie did have funny parts but it seemed a litle long and drawn out. It does bring up some great points and issues and will most likely bring out some feelings that all of us have shared at one point in our lives or another.
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