It's Kind of a Funny Story

2010, Drama/Comedy, 1h 40m

137 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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It's amiable, and it does a surprisingly good job of sidestepping psych ward comedy cliches, but given its talented cast and directors, It's Kind of a Funny Story should be more than just mildly entertaining. Read critic reviews

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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.

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  • May 01, 2019
    I had been hunting this film down for quite some time and I'm happy to say it was worth the wait. The film has strong focus on the characters and they are the driving force of the story. A great cast circled this project and it is easy to see why. Great soundtrack and some up and coming actors are provided great material to work with. The movie is a bit of a downer but you'll be rewarded with a wide range of character actors driving this film forward. Good film and well worth a look. 27/04/2019
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • May 02, 2016
    I'm a sucker for the teenage angst type of movie, and this is a version of that genre. It would be lovely if everyone could find out so much about their lives in just 4 or 5 days as is depicted in this movie.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Jul 29, 2012
    I don't wanna be a dick and say teenagers don't have real problems, or even that the teenager in THIS movie has no real problems, BUT the teenager in this movie certainly has issues articulating his problems, so I am left with the impression that this movie just wanted to create a young romance in an unconventional location but neglected to set up the proper groundwork for mental illness or distraction.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 15, 2012
    A week in a mental ward is one sobering reexamination and reappraisal for one depressed teen in this predictable New York dramedy. Zach plays Yoda.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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