DVD Review: It's Kind of a Funny Story


Craig (Keir Gilchrist) is a suicidal teenager. He walks into an emergency room expecting to be given a pill and sent on his way, but ends up being admitted for 5 days in the psych ward. He doesn't think he belongs there. He couldn't possibly be as crazy as some of the other residents. However it's his 5 days here that are going to shape him for the rest of his life. His interactions with his fellow residents, Bobby, (Zach Galifianakis) Noelle, (Emma Roberts) and others will change him.

I didn't find It's Kind of a Funny Story to be particularly funny. Or moving, or sad. I felt myself somewhat rolling my eyes at the way things were being handled in this psych ward, because things like that could never be so laid back in real life. I was expecting not to be impressed but I actually really enjoyed the film. It's not that humorous or moving, but it had a nice quirk to it. I liked the story, and all of the actors were interesting. I never really felt connected to the main character, but I didn't turn away either.

Bottom line is; It's Kind of a Funny Story isn't a good movie, but I still enjoyed it for what it was.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B-

Memorable Quote: "You never asked me why?" - Noelle (Emma Roberts)


  1. it's kind of a funny story is, quite simply, kind of a bland movie. i felt no emotion watching it, and i think i should have. it was scattered and never really made any point to me.


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