It's Kind of a Funny Story
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

It's 5 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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 8, 2010
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2011
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58%
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's amiable, and it does a surprisingly good job of sidestepping psych ward comedy cliches, but given its talented cast and directors, It's Kind of a Funny Story should be more than just mildly entertaining.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

It's Kind of a Funny Story lacks substance, but after you've spent a short time in this ward, you have to agree with Craig: These crazies aren't so bad.

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Tom Seymour
Little White Lies

As disposable as a paper cup and, for such promising directors, a serious regression.

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Joanne Laurier
World Socialist Web Site

Nonetheless, in black comedy style, the film sweetly tackles a serious subject matter.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

As a self-help sitcom, it feels both glib and icky. Glicky?

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David Jenkins
Time Out

A pleasant movie, but no more.

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Mike Massie
Gone With The Twins

Features an exceptional cast, a sensible blend of dark humor with dramatic overtones, and the inclusion of several creative fantasy sequences.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

No it's not. It's kind of a rubbish story.

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Robbie Collin
News of the World

It kind of isn't.

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Felicia Feaster
Charleston City Paper

In truth, it's probably the kind of material better handled in a three-minute emo song than an entire film where its navel-gazing sensitivity is inflated to ridiculously enormous proportions.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
I'm a sucker for the teenage angst type of movie, and this is a version of that genre. It would be lovely if everyone could find out so much about their… More
Kevin M. Williams
A week in a mental ward is one sobering reexamination and reappraisal for one depressed teen in this predictable New York dramedy. Zach plays Yoda.
Chris Weber
When I first saw the traielr for this, I feared it was going to be some big rip off of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and, while there are traces of… More
Jennifer Xu
It's a very gentle portrayal of mental instability and I really liked it for that. The mental ward was so peaceful and loving. I'm glad this fictional… More
Alice Shen
I don't wanna be a dick and say teenagers don't have real problems, or even that the teenager in THIS movie has no real problems, BUT the teenager in… More
Sam Barnett
Bland is a good word to define this movie - not only does it feel sterile and tonally inept, but it also seems to be trying so hard to break free from those… More