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It's Kind of a Funny Story [2010]

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A 16 year old boy (Keir Gilchrist) is so depressed that he goes to the hospital and asks to be admitted for psychiatric evaluation, fearing that he might try to commit suicide, not realizing that the minimum stay is 5 days. While at the psychiatric ward, he begins to understand that his life may not be so bad after all. Also with Emma Roberts, Viola Davis, Lauren Graham, Jim Gaffigan, Zoe Kravitz, Zach Galifianakis and Aasif Mandvi. Directed by Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden. [1:41 - PG-13]

 

DUELING CRITICS

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"It's Kind of a Funny Story is kind of a wonderful experience...[A] quirky but engaging comedy-drama"

- Calvin Wilson

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"A dramatically inert, lethargic dramedy that isn't nearly as quirky and poignant is it perceives itself...the treatment of the material seldom feels fresh or interesting."

- Michael Rechtshaffe



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CRITICAL CONSENSUS

Calvin Wilson | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Marc Mohan | Portland Oregonian
Betsy Sharkey | Los Angeles Times
Kimberley Jones | Austin Chronicle
Mark Jenkins | NPR
Lisa Schwarzbaum | Entertainment Weekly
Peter Travers | Rolling Stone
Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
Mike Scott | New Orleans Times-Picayune
Mick LaSalle | San Francisco Chronicle
Claudia Puig | USA Today
Stephanie Zacharek | Movieline
Mary Pols | Time
Justin Chang | Variety
Joe Morgenstern | Wall Street Journal
Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic
Nathan Rabin | Onion AV Club
Connie Ogle | Miami Herald
Ty Burr | Boston Globe
Elizabeth Weitzman | New York Daily News
A.O. Scott | The New York Times
Jason Zingale | Bullz-Eye.com
Lou Lumenick | New York Post
Liam Lacey | The Globe and Mail
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Pam Grady | Boxoffice Magazine
Eric Hynes | Movieline
Joshua Rothkopf | Time Out New York
Ann Hornaday | Washington Post
Michael Rechtshaffen | Hollywood Reporter































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