It’s Kind of a Funny Story

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I’ve seen so many amazing movies lately and can’t review them all. It’s Kind of a Funny Story was a little gem that I don’t think many people heard about but was fantastic.

The Basics: This 16 year old kid keeps thinking of killing himself but never quite crosses the line to actually doing it. One day, when he thinks he’s going to break, he goes to the ER for help. They want to sign him out and send him off to his parents but he insists that isn’t enough so they commit him. From there, things get interesting.

The Good: The main character played by Keir Gilchrist is another young actor who I think we will see so much more of. I knew I recognized him from somewhere and then remembered he is in The United States of Tara. He was sweet, slightly naive and worked so well along with Zach (must look up his named to spell it right) Galifianakis.

The Bad: Ok so I knew how this was going to end for the most part, it wasn’t some big mystery or anything. This movie wasn’t about the plot as much as it was about the characters and how they interracted with each other. Emma Roberts was good in this but I think they could have expanded her character just a bit more.


  1. Trina

    February 4, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I LOVED THIS MOVIE! Galifianakis did pretty awesome considering his past roles. I agree about Roberts’ role, they could’ve dug deeper but all in all, pretty good. I remember I didn’t have to go to work, so instead of going back home, I went to the theatre by myself to see it. Fun times.

    1. Robin

      February 4, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      Love going to the theater by myself, haven’t done it since I was single.

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