It's Kind of a Funny Story


It's Kind of a Funny Story

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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.



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It's 5 a.m. on a Sunday in Brooklyn. Craig Gilner is bicycling up to the entrance of a mental health clinic. This bright 16-year-old is stressed out from the demands of being a teenager. Before his parents and younger sister are even awake, Craig checks himself into Argenon Hospital. But the youth ward is temporarily closed -- so he finds himself stuck in the adult ward. One of the patients, Bobby, soon becomes both Craig's mentor and protégé. Craig is also quickly drawn to another 16-year-old displaced to the adult ward, the sensitive Noelle, who just might make him forget his longtime unrequited crush, Nia. During his five days' stay, Craig learns more about life, love, and the pressures of growing up.

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Viola Davis
as Dr. Eden Minerva
Karen Chilton
as Nurse Harper
Aasif Mandvi
as Dr. Mahmoud
Lou Myers
as Jimmy
Novella Nelson
as The Professor
Caitlin Kinnunen
as Science Geek
Jee Young Han
as HS Do-Gooder
Leo Allen
as Mr. Reynolds
Billy McFadden
as Little Craig
Mary Birdsong
as Bobby's Ex
Susan Blommaert
as High School Teacher
Rosalyn Coleman
as Monica/"Under Pressure" Nurse #1
Kenya Brome
as "Under Pressure" Nurse #2
Delia Reed
as "Under Pressure" Nurse #3
Stewart Steinberg
as Charlie Custodian
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