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Release Dates NA Oct 8, 10 EU Jan 7, 11
StoryWhat’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.
|Karen Chilton||Nurse Harper|
|Aasif Mandvi||Dr. Mahmoud|
|Rosalyn Coleman||Monica / 'Under Pressure' Nurse #1|
|Viola Davis||Dr. Eden Minerva|
|Novella Nelson||The Professor|
|Caitlin Kinnunen||Science Geek|
|Stephen Scarpulla||HS Director Stephen (as Scott Scarpulla)|
|Jee Young Han||HS Do-Gooder|
|Leo Allen||Mr. Reynolds|
|Susan Blommaert||HS Teacher|
|Mary Birdsong||Bobby's Ex|
|Ethan Herschenfeld||Acid Head|
|Kenya Brome||'Under Pressure' Nurse #2|
|Stewart Stenberg||Charlie Custodian|