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.
Andrij Parekh - DP, HALF NELSON (2006)
Ryan Fleck - Filmmaker, HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN?
Anna Boden - Filmmaker, HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN?
Broken Social Scene - Music, HALF NELSON (2006)
Adrian Martinez - Actor, TAXI (2004)
Novella Nelson - Actress
Novelle Nelson - Actress
Jeremy Davies - American actor, GUN CRAZY, LOST
Lou Myers - Actor/"Cobb"
Daniel London - Actor, LISA PICARD IS FAMOUS (2001)
Lauren Graham - Actress
Mary Birdsong - Actress, RENO 911
Rosalyn Coleman - Actress - "Mixing Nia"
Jim Gaffigan - Actor, SUPER TROOPERS (2001)
Aasif Mandvi - Actor, ABCD (2001)
Zach Galifianakis - American comedian/actor
Emma Roberts - Actress in SPYMATE
Viola Davis - Actress, NIGHTS IN RODANTHE, FAR FROM HEAVEN
Bernard White - Sri Lankan-born American actor, director
Bernie White - Sri Lankan-born American actor, director
Morgan Murphy - Actor, SLEEPING DOGS LIE, (2006)
Matthew Maher - Actor, VULGAR (2001)
Thomas Mann - Actor, ;
Stephen Scott Scarpulla
Jee Young Han
Billy McFadden - Actor, ;
"IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY is kind of a perfect coming-of-age comedy....Fleck and Boden break the fourth wall brilliantly and frequently, and that inventiveness is one of the film's great charms." - 10/08/2010 Los Angeles Times
3 stars out of 4 -- "There is both poignancy and humor -- sometimes at the same time -- in this tale of an emotionally stressed teen who checks himself into a mental hospital." - 10/08/2009 USA Today
"Galifianakis funnels all of his quirks...into the service of rounding out the character. It's less a selfless performance than one that's full of self; it's haphazardly but effectively Methodlike." - 10/06/2010 Movieline
"[E]ngaging and sweet, with a nice feel for the purgatory-like blankness of mental hospital life..." - 10/07/2010 A.V. Club
"[With] some lovely visual and aural grace notes, including bits of sweet animation, music by Broken Social Scene, and the wacky sight of Galifianakis disguised in doctor scrubs." -- Grade: B - 10/08/2010 Entertainment Weekly
3 stars out of 4 -- "Galifianakis is a comic force of nature, but he digs down here and delivers a beautifully nuanced performance that gets under your skin. Just like the movie." - 10/07/2010 Rolling Stone