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What’s a 16-year-old boy doing playing music and table tennis with adult psychiatric patients – on a school day? It’s kind of a funny story…It’s Kind of a Funny Story, adapted from Ned Vizzini’s 2006 novel of the same name, is the new comedy-drama from acclaimed writer/directors Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden.

It’s @5:00 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 and is admitted by a psychiatrist. 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. With a minimum five days’ stay imposed on him by the adult ward’s staff psychiatrist Dr. Eden Minerva, Craig is sustained by friendships on both the inside and the outside as he learns more about life, love, and the pressures of growing up.

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Cast

Keir GilchristCraig
Dana DeVesternAlissa
Lauren GrahamLynn
Jim GaffiganGeorge
Karen ChiltonNurse Harper
Zach GalifianakisBobby
Aasif MandviDr. Mahmoud
Jared GoldsteinRonny
Alan AisenbergScuggs
Zoë KravitzNia
Thomas MannAaron
Jeremy DaviesSmitty
Rosalyn ColemanMonica / 'Under Pressure' Nurse #1
Viola DavisDr. Eden Minerva
Lou MyersJimmy
MacIntyre DixonRoger
Emma RobertsNoelle
Bernard WhiteMuqtada
Novella NelsonThe Professor
Matthew MaherHumble
Molly HagerBecca
Ato Blankson-WoodJennifer
Adrian MartinezJohnny
Daniel LondonSolomon
Caitlin KinnunenScience Geek
Stephen ScarpullaHS Director Stephen (as Scott Scarpulla)
Jee Young HanHS Do-Gooder
Leo AllenMr. Reynolds
Morgan MurphyJoanie
Susan BlommaertHS Teacher
Mary BirdsongBobby's Ex
Ethan HerschenfeldAcid Head
Kenya Brome'Under Pressure' Nurse #2
Stewart StenbergCharlie Custodian

Official URL

http://focusfeatures.com/film/its_kind_of_a_funny_story/
  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Theme(s): Satire/Parody/Comedy
  • Director: Anna Boden
  • Producer: Focus Features
  • Length: 101 Min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 8, 2010
    EuropeJan 7, 2011
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12A
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaFeb 8, 2011
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 8, 2011
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