Tuesday, November 8, 2011
It's Kind of a Funny Story (3.8)
(Watch the Trailer)
2010 comedy/drama by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
A sixteen year old checks himself into a psych ward when his dreams of suicide become too real.
Any movie that says it has Zach Galifianakis (Puss in Boots, The Hangover Part II, Due Date) in it means it will be funny. The one thing I never expected with this movie was how heartfelt and character driven it would be, especially concerning the one and only Galifianakis. He was a really strong character in this movie and really made it worth the watch. He was funny but emotional and magnetic on screen (more than he usually is). Being funny isn't as easy as you would think but being funny and also being able to stay diverse is even harder and I truly believe Zach Galifianakus has the art of awesomeness down. Yup. Like.
The teenaged boy Craig (Keir Gilchrist) was interesting. I didn't like him at first and thus found the start of the movie a little slow and messy but once you get to know the kid and he starts opening up you kind of have to love him. He grew on me.
The other characters are all interesting and some of the scenes are just ridiculous but not in a stupid way, in a "this takes place in a mental institution" kind of way. Hilarious and awkward. I liked it. It was a cute little film about depression and how you can find yourself in the most unusual places.
There was some corny moments and the ending was less than amazing. Still...