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
WOW, this movie blew me away. It's funny, sincere, heart-warming, thought-provoking, etc etc etc. I wanted it to keep going and going. Zach G and the other characters are all SO GOOD! This is a MUST SEE movie!
Funny movie depicting a teen's short term stay in a mental institution and his struggle to overcome depression while learning some life lessons. Predictable at times, but generally a good movie for some laughs.