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It's Kind of a Funny Story

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Released 2010

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Director:
Anna Boden , Ryan Fleck
Released:
2010
Rating:
PG-13
It's Kind of a Funny Story is a 2010 comedy starring Keri Gilchrist as Craig Gilner, a teenage boy who checks himself into a psychiatric hospital after contemplating a suicide attempt. Craig is nervous about staying in the hospital because he does not want his school crush and girlfriend of his best friend, Nia (Noe Kravitz) to find out. In the hospital, Craig meets an adult patient named Bobby (Zach Galifianakis) who is nervous about an upcoming interview. Craig offers some of his father's clothing to Bobby to wear for the interview. Another female patient, Noelle (Emma Roberts) sees this act and leaves Craig a note stating she would like to meet him. Craig, Bobby, and Noelle become closer as time passes in the hospital. One night, Nia comes to visit Craig to tell him she has broken up with her boyfriend and wants Craig. She is scared by Craig's Egyptian roommate who never leaves his room and runs off with Craig yelling that he loves her. Unfortunately, Noelle hears Craig declare his love and does not take it well. Craig has to then win back Noelle's trust and help Bobby have a successful interview.moreless

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    It's Kind of a Funny Story is kind of a perfect coming-of-age comedy, with its bittersweet fun set loose in the adult psych ward of a Brooklyn hospital where this clever case of te...

  • 70

    Variety Justin Chang

    The filmmakers fully retain their offbeat sensibility and attentiveness to character while providing perhaps the sharpest showcase yet for Zach Galifianakis' outsized talents.

  • 60

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    There are humor and pathos, but a crucial dimension of intensity is missing. The best I can say is that it's kind of a good movie.

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    Comedy, Drama

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