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
This movie was great. It not only had funny momement but also showed us the inside of a teenager struggling through his life. All teenagers should see this film so they can see that they are not alone with this feelings. Dont miss this flick.
One of the most underrated films! Why has no one I know seen this? Very touching and gives a pretty real look at depression and general emotional issues while still being entertaining. Zach Galifianakis is amazing in his role, still comedic but can be serious when necessary.
I cannot recommend this film highly enough. Zach Galifinakis is a revelation showing great prowess as a comedic actor and at the same time showing a powerful performing artist through his glorious beard. The journey both he and the main charters take your through really resembles many issues we all face daily in our lives and also things that many youths today struggle with. Another great thing abou the film is that it can be enjoyed by most age groups although the subject matter is a bit more contemporary in the sense that deals with strong problems that younger children may not grasp or understand. All in all a great film and I could definitely say this is one of the best films i've seen in years.