Its Kind of a Funny Story(Blu-ray)

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Product Overview

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.

Specifications

Studio Universal
SKU 219117627
UPC 025192074295
UPC 14 00025192074295
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 2/8/2011
Rating Rating
Keywords
Coming Of Age
Friendships
Mental Illness
Self-Discovery
Teenage
Teenagers
Editors Note
Note Adapted from Ned Vizzini's 2006 novel, IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY tells the story of burnt-out teenager Craig (Keir Gilchrist), who checks himself into a mental health clinic citing exhaustion, and finds himself placed in the adult ward due to the fact that the youth ward has been shut down. Taken under the wing of fellow patient Bobby (Zach Galifianakis), the stressed-out 16-year-old attempts to endure his mandatory five days' stay without completely losing his mind. His predicament is made somewhat more tolerable by the presence of Noelle (Emma Roberts), another teenage patient who's struggling to sort out her thoughts. Academy Award nominee Viola Davis, Lauren Graham, and Jim Gaffigan co-star.
Reviews
Los Angeles Times "IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY is kind of a perfect coming-of-age comedy....Fleck and Boden break the fourth wall brilliantly and frequently, and that inventiveness is one of the film's great charms." 10/08/2010
USA Today 3 stars out of 4 -- "There is both poignancy and humor -- sometimes at the same time -- in this tale of an emotionally stressed teen who checks himself into a mental hospital." 10/08/2009
Movieline "Galifianakis funnels all of his quirks...into the service of rounding out the character. It's less a selfless performance than one that's full of self; it's haphazardly but effectively Methodlike." 10/06/2010
A.V. Club "[E]ngaging and sweet, with a nice feel for the purgatory-like blankness of mental hospital life..." 10/07/2010
Entertainment Weekly "[With] some lovely visual and aural grace notes, including bits of sweet animation, music by Broken Social Scene, and the wacky sight of Galifianakis disguised in doctor scrubs." -- Grade: B 10/08/2010
Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "Galifianakis is a comic force of nature, but he digs down here and delivers a beautifully nuanced performance that gets under your skin. Just like the movie." 10/07/2010
Actors
Zoe Kravitz
Zach Galifianakis
Emma Roberts
Viola Davis
Cast & Crew
Zoe Kravitz - Star
Zach Galifianakis - Star
Emma Roberts - Star
Viola Davis - Star
Keir Gilchrist - Star
Karen Chilton - Co-Star
Morgan Murphy - Co-Star
Bernard White - Co-Star
Andrij Parekh - Director of Photography
Ryan Fleck - Screenwriter
Alan Aisenberg - Co-Star
Matthew Maher - Co-Star
Leo Allen - Co-Star
Dana Devestern - Co-Star
Jared Goldstein - Co-Star
Thomas Mann - Co-Star
Molly Hager - Co-Star
Ato Blankson-Wood - Co-Star
Caitlin Kinnunen - Co-Star
Stephen Scott Scarpulla - Co-Star
Jee Young Han - Co-Star
Billy McFadden - Co-Star
Ethan Herschenfeld - Co-Star
Ben Folstein - Co-Star
Kenya Brome - Co-Star
Delia Reed - Co-Star
Anna Boden - Screenwriter
Broken Social Scene - Composer
Kelley Cribben - Post-Production Supervisor
Andrea VonFoerster - Music Director
Ned Vizzini - Source Writer
Susan Blommaert - Co-Star
Macintyre Dixon - Co-Star
Adrian Martinez - Co-Star
Novella Nelson - Co-Star
Jeremy Davies - Co-Star
Lou Myers - Co-Star
Stewart Steinberg - Co-Star
Daniel London - Co-Star
Lauren Graham - Co-Star
Mary Birdsong - Co-Star
Rosalyn Coleman - Co-Star
Jim Gaffigan - Co-Star
Aasif Mandvi - Co-Star
Anna Boden - Director
Ryan Fleck - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2010
UPC 00025192074295
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 102 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
  
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review ...The filmmakers fully retain their offbeat sensibility and attentiveness to character while providing perhaps the sharpest showcase yet for Zach Galifianakis' outsized talents...
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Reviewer Justin Chang
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review ...Galifianakis is a comic force of nature, but he digs down here and delivers a beautifully nuanced performance that gets under your skin. Just like the movie...
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Peter Travers
ReviewRating 7
Features
English, Spanish, French, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
A.O.Scott, New York Times ...gentle, sweet and whimsical...
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal ...I enjoyed every moment...
Ty Burr, Boston Globe ...A feel good teen fable...

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