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It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  8 October 2010 (USA)
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A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.




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Craig is a high-school junior, in the gifted program, infatuated with his best friend's girl. When he realizes he's suicidal, he checks himself into the psychiatric ward of a hospital, thinking they'll do an observation, help him, and send him home in time for school the next day. Once in, however, he must stay for a week; the juvenile ward is being renovated, so he's in with adults as well as a few youths. Bobby, a man with a young daughter, shows him around; Craig notices Noelle, about his age. He tries to keep his friends from finding out where he is. Little things: he draws, goes to therapy, sings, helps Bobby rehearse an interview. Is this the stuff of insight? Written by <>

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Sometimes what's in your head isn't as crazy as you think.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic issues, sexual content, drug material and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

5 giorni fuori  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,013,406 (USA) (8 October 2010)


£82,056 (UK) (7 January 2011)

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A film adaption of the novel of the same name, It's Kind of a Funny Story. See more »


The record player is playing music but the tone arm isn't on the record. See more »


Dr. Eden Minerva: So, let's talk about your parents.
Craig: You think I can change my parents?
Dr. Eden Minerva: No, but I'm a psychiatrist, so I have to ask you about them at some point.
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The Breaks
Written by Robert Ford, James B. Moor (as James Moore), Russell Simmons, Lawrence Smith and Kurtis Blow (as Kurt Walker)
Performed by Kurtis Blow
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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Sweet movie.
1 February 2011 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

This is a slightly fun movie, but do not expect laughing your guts out. It's a almost a teenage romantic comedy placed in a different environment than the regular college movies. It has good characters and decent casting,and they will grow on you easily. Also, I appreciate such characters that are very enjoyable even if they don;t have more than 2-3 lines, such as Muqtada or Solomon. You may not remember this movie next year, but you might be hearing a friend sayin to you "get up, Muqtada" if you don;t want to get up from your bed :). This is a good 2010 movie, with a low budget,low commercial expectations but with great feedback. Despite dealing with depression issues, the atmosphere is positive and delivers a good feel at the end. Nice to see this kind of movies from time to time.

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