It's Kind of a Funny Story

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  • PG-13
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, "It's Kind of a Funny Story," adapted from Ned Vizzini's 2006 novel of the same name, is the new comedy-drama... read more
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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, "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 AM on a Sunday in Brooklyn. Craig Gilner (played by Keir Gilchrist of "United States of Tara") 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 (Lauren Graham of "Parenthood" and Jim Gaffigan of "Away We Go") 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 (Zach Galifianakis of "The Hangover"), soon becomes both Craig's mentor and protege. Craig is also quickly drawn to another 16-year-old displaced to the adult ward, the sensitive Noelle (Emma Roberts of the upcoming "Scream 4"), who just might make him forget his longtime unrequited crush Nia (Zoe Kravitz of the upcoming "X-Men: First Class"). With a minimum five days' stay imposed on him by the adult ward's staff psychiatrist Dr. Eden Minerva (Academy Award nominee Viola Davis), 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.

Original Release

07/02/2010

US Release

10/08/2010

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Cast

Keir Gilchrist Craig / Craig Gilner
Emma Roberts Noelle
Viola Davis Dr. Eden Minerva
Lauren Graham Lynn / Lynn Gilner
Jim Gaffigan George / George Gilner
Zach Galifianakis Bobby
Zoë Kravitz Nia
Jeremy Davies Smitty
Aasif Mandvi Dr. Mahmoud
Bernard White Muqtada
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Directors

Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden

Writers

Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden, Ned Vizzini

Cast

Keir Gilchrist Craig / Craig Gilner
Emma Roberts Noelle
Viola Davis Dr. Eden Minerva
Lauren Graham Lynn / Lynn Gilner
Jim Gaffigan George / George Gilner
Zach Galifianakis Bobby
Zoë Kravitz Nia
Jeremy Davies Smitty
Aasif Mandvi Dr. Mahmoud
Bernard White Muqtada
Matthew Maher Humble
Dana DeVestern Alyssa / Alyssa Gilner
Karen Chilton Nurse Harper
Rosalyn Coleman 'Under Pressure' Nurse #1 / Monica
Daniel London Solomon
Leo Allen Mr. Reynolds
Morgan Murphy Joanie
Billy McFadden Little Craig
Jared Goldstein Ronny
Alan Aisenberg Scuggs

Producers

Patrick Baker Executive Producer
Michael Maher Executive Producer
Peter Rawlinson Executive Producer
Jeremy Kipp Walker Executive Producer
Ben Browning Producer
Kevin Misher Producer
Andy Berman Producer

Editors

Anna Boden

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