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IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY
USA: Focus Features
UK: Universal Pictures International (UK)
Cast: Keir Gilchrist, Emma Roberts, Viola Davis, Lauren Graham, Jim Gaffigan, Zoë Kravitz, Zach Galifianakis, Dana DeVestern, Karen Chilton, Aasif Mandvi, Jared Goldstein, Alan Aisenberg, Thomas Mann, Jeremy Davies, Rosalyn Coleman, Lou Myers
Directors: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
USA & UK: 101 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic issues, sexual content, drug material and language
UK Certificate: 12A contains one use of strong language & references to sex, drugs and suicide
USA Release Date: 8 October 2010 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 7 January 2010
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...
Adapted from Ned Vizzini's novel of the same name, this comedy-drama from acclaimed writer/directors Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden (HALF NELSON, SUGAR) follows a 16 year-old teenager Craig Gilner (Keir Gilchrist) as he cycles to a mental health clinic for therapy. Craig is intelligent but stressed out from being a teenager and checks himself into a local hospital. Finding the youth ward temporarily closed, the psychiatrist has him transferred to the adult ward.
With a minimum five days' stay imposed on him by the adult ward's staff psychiatrist Dr Eden Minerva (Viola Davis), Craig meets Bobby (Zach Galifianakis -THE HANGOVER), who quickly becomes both Craig's mentor and protege. He is also attracted to the sensitive Noelle (Emma Roberts - upcoming SCREAM 4), who just might make him forget his longtime unrequited crush Nia (Zoë Kravitz - upcoming X-MEN: FIRST CLASS).