“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” is a comedy-drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, which was released in 2010. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Ned Vizzini and follows the story of Craig, a 16-year-old boy who checks himself into a psychiatric ward after experiencing suicidal thoughts.
The film features a talented ensemble cast, including Keir Gilchrist as Craig, Zach Galifianakis as Bobby, a fellow patient in the hospital, and Emma Roberts as Noelle, another patient whom Craig becomes close to during his stay.
Throughout the film, Craig struggles to come to terms with his mental health issues and the pressures of growing up, while forming unlikely friendships with Bobby and Noelle. The film explores themes of depression, anxiety, and the importance of seeking help when struggling with mental health issues.
“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the performances of the cast and the film’s handling of sensitive subject matter with empathy and humor. The film has been credited with raising awareness about mental health and reducing the stigma surrounding seeking treatment.
Duration: 101 min.