It's Kind of a Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story
  • 2010
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
  • Cast: Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Viola Davis

Gilchrist plays a suicidal 16 year old in an adult psychiatric ward, befriended by Bobby (Galifianakis), who sets about restoring the teen's confidence. Crucially, the issues surrounding mental health are never trivialised, but the film retains its indie cred and is cool, yet heart-warming, throughout.

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It's Kind of a Funny Story

23 Dec 20104 stars

Impressive exploration of mental health doesn’t compromise its indie values

(12A) 101min Having impressed with Half Nelson and Sugar, indie stalwarts Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden complete a commendable hat trick with It’s Kind Of A Funny Story. Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, the film follows suicidal 16-year-old Craig (Keir…

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