Movie: It’s Kind Of A Funny Story

October 5, 2010

It's Kind Of A Funny Story Movie PosterBased on Ned Vizzini’s book of the same title, It’s Kind Of A Funny Story is about a boy named Craig.  Craig is overwhelmed by school, girls, the world.  Basically, Craig is overwhelmed by everything.  Craig is clinically depressed.

One night, when everything seems too much for him, Craig checks himself into the psychiatric ward at the nearest hospital.  While there (a mandatory stay of five days), he meets people with a multitude of psychiatric disorders.  Ultimately, what Craig gains is perspective — his life is pretty good, after all — but it’s the people he meets “inside” who help him to discover that.

I have high hopes for this movie, because I absolutely loved the book.  The movie, starring Keir Gilchrist, Emma Roberts and Zach Galifianakis (North Carolina’s own funnyman) opens this Friday, October 8, and will be shown locally at the Colony Theatres in Raleigh.  After you’ve seen it, come back and tell us what you thought!

If you’d like to read the book (highly recommended), you can check it out at your local branch or request it through the WCPL catalog.  You can also check out the trailer for the movie here.

~~ Katy @ CAM

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