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7 January 2011 (Ireland) See more »
Sometimes what's in your head isn't as crazy as you think.
A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Keir Gilchrist ... Craig

Dana DeVestern ... Alyssa (as Dana De Vestern)

Lauren Graham ... Lynn

Jim Gaffigan ... George
Karen Chilton ... Nurse Harper

Zach Galifianakis ... Bobby

Aasif Mandvi ... Dr. Mahmoud

Jared Goldstein ... Ronny

Alan Aisenberg ... Scuggs

Zoë Kravitz ... Nia

Thomas Mann ... Aaron

Jeremy Davies ... Smitty

Rosalyn Coleman ... Monica / 'Under Pressure' Nurse #1

Viola Davis ... Dr. Eden Minerva

Lou Myers ... Jimmy
MacIntyre Dixon ... Roger

Emma Roberts ... Noelle

Bernard White ... Muqtada

Novella Nelson ... The Professor

Matthew Maher ... Humble
Molly Hager ... Becca
Ato Blankson-Wood ... Jennifer

Adrian Martinez ... Johnny

Daniel London ... Solomon

Caitlin Kinnunen ... Science Geek

Stephen Scott Scarpulla ... HS Director

Jee Young Han ... HS Do-Gooder
Leo Allen ... Mr. Reynolds
Morgan Murphy ... Joanie

Billy McFadden ... Little Craig

Susan Blommaert ... HS Teacher (as Susan J. Blommaert)

Mary Birdsong ... Bobby's Ex
Ethan Herschenfeld ... Acid Head
Ben Folstein ... Neil

Kenya Brome ... Under Pressure Nurse #2
Delia Reed ... Under Pressure Nurse #3

Stewart Steinberg ... Charlie Custodian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ariana Altman ... Veronica (uncredited)
Steve Antonucci ... Acid Trip Rollerblader (uncredited)

Kevin Cannon ... Psychiatric Patient (uncredited)

Valentina de Angelis ... Jenna (uncredited)

Martin Pfefferkorn ... Zapping Mental Patient (uncredited)

Directed by
Anna Boden 
Ryan Fleck 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anna Boden  screenplay
Ryan Fleck  screenplay
Ned Vizzini  novel

Produced by
Patrick Baker .... executive producer
Ben Browning .... producer
Michael Maher .... executive producer
Kevin Misher .... producer
Peter Rawlinson .... executive producer
Jeremy Kipp Walker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Broken Social Scene 
Cinematography by
Andrij Parekh 
Film Editing by
Anna Boden 
Casting by
Cindy Tolan 
Production Design by
Beth Mickle 
Art Direction by
Michael Ahern 
Set Decoration by
Carrie Stewart 
Costume Design by
Kurt and Bart 
Makeup Department
Bobby Diehl .... hair department head
Dierdre Harris .... additional hairstylist
Michael Marino .... special effects makeup (as Mike Marino)
Michael Marino .... special makeup design: Emma Roberts
David Presto .... key makeup artist
Sarah Stamp .... key hair stylist
Nicole Wodowski .... makeup artist
Leo Won .... makeup department head
Production Management
Kelley Cribben .... post-production supervisor
Holly S. Rymon .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mariela Comitini .... first assistant director
Kara Doherty .... second assistant director
Brad Robinson .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Patricia Colburn .... scenic artist
Rachel Jones .... art department coordinator
Jessie Katz .... art department production assistant
Dan-ah Kim .... assistant art director
Michael Leather .... leadman
Francis Maiorino .... props
Jessica Panuccio .... assistant set decorator
Maia Rose .... on-set dresser
Sarah Shriber .... art department production assistant
Alexis Weiss .... property master
Sound Department
Jamie Baker .... supervising foley editor
Timothy R. Boyce Jr. .... sound utility
Michael Chobot .... sound intern
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Heather Gross .... assistant sound editor
Paul Hsu .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Hsu .... supervising sound editor
Frank Kern .... foley editor
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Marissa Littlefield .... adr editor
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor (as Branka Mrkic-Tana)
Angela Organ .... assistant sound editor
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist
Steve F.B. Smith .... sound consultant: Dolby
Jason Stasium .... pro tools playback mixer
Jeffrey Stern .... dialogue editor
Noah Timan .... sound
Special Effects by
Phillip Beck .... second special effects (as Philip A. Beck)
Phillip Beck .... special effects coordinator (as Philip Beck Jr.)
Visual Effects by
Joao G. Amorim .... visual effects designer (as Joao Amorim)
Mark Corotan .... visual effects designer
Cidalia Costa .... CG animator
Marion Engelbach-Ennis .... smoke artist (as Marion Ennis)
Lisa Hung .... compositor
Lewis Kofsky .... visual effects and animation producer
Amber Kusmenko .... compositor
Eric Leverenz .... digital imaging
Tom Lynch .... compositor
Annie Moore .... visual effects line producer
Josephine Noh .... compositor
Mark Rubbo .... compositor
Anthony Santoro .... lead visual effects artist
Anthony Santoro .... visual effects supervisor
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Don Hewitt .... stunt rigger (as Don Hewitt Sr.)
Kevin Rogers .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Joe Belschner .... company grip
Maceo Bishop .... steadicam operator
Alan Blagg .... key rigging grip
Nicole Cosgrove .... assistant camera
James Daly .... camera loader
Tim Ferraer .... dolly grip
Spencer Gillis .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Spencer Gillis .... second assistant camera
Nicholas Kuhn .... camera intern
Kate Larose .... "b" camera first assistant
Ludovic Littee .... assistant camera
Daniel Luebke .... best boy rigging electric
Christian May .... generator operator
Toby Miller .... additional rigging electrician
John J. Moers .... documentary cameraman
William Newell .... gaffer
Alexander Riezebeek .... camera production assistant
Lara Sfire .... electrician
Yoshi Sonoda .... rigging electrician
David Stern .... key grip
Jonathan Stern .... best boy electric
Craig Striano .... grip
Craig Striano .... scorpio head technician
Brett Walters .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Animation Department
Helen Chang .... animation line producer
Brian Drucker .... animation supervisor
Brian Drucker .... animator
Brian Drucker .... lead animation designer
Dominie Mahl .... background artist
Dominie Mahl .... creative supervisor: animation/paintings
Casting Department
Adam Caldwell .... casting associate
Heather Reidenbach .... extras casting director
Christina Wright .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Andrews .... costume supervisor
Sarah Mae Burton .... costume coordinator
Scott T. Coppock .... costume distresser
Laura Deutsch .... costume intern
Rhonney Greene .... additional set costumer
Kortney Lawlor .... set costumer
Chandra Moore-Telfer .... costume ager/dyer (as Chandra Moore)
Yinxia Asia Ng .... costume intern
Elisa Santiago .... set costumer
Abby Walton .... costume intern
Editorial Department
Victoria Anderson .... colorist assistant
Dana Bloder .... digital intermediate project manager
Nate Davis .... digital intermediate scanner
Kristyn DiPane .... dailies producer
Charles Herzfeld .... post facility supervisor
Barbara Jean Kearney .... digital intermediate executive producer
Alex Kopit .... associate editor
Jeffrey Leiser .... colorist assistant
Richie Roefaro .... colorist assistant
Richie Roefaro .... final cut pro technician
Jed I. Rosenberg .... post-production assistant
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer
Martin Zeichner .... colorist
Music Department
Ohad Benchetrit .... music scoring mixer
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearance
Broken Social Scene .... score producer
Dan Evans Farkas .... music editor
Jessica Garey .... music coordinator
Andrea von Foerster .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Robin Monaghan .... driver
Timothy Paustian .... transportation captain
Thomas Reilly .... transportation co-captain
Scott Roth .... driver
Steven Truckenmiller .... driver
Other crew
Ainsley Bartholomew .... accounting clerk
Justin Bischoff .... key set production assistant
Barnett Brettler .... set production assistant (as Michael Brettler)
Jeffrey A. Brown .... location manager
Matthew Fleischman .... production assistant
Joshua A. Friedman .... paperwork production assistant
Jessie Gant .... assistant post accountant
Steve Gilbaud .... production accountant
Jamie Horwitz .... first assistant accountant
Joshua Huffman .... production coordinator
Chad Matthew Hursa .... production assistant
Jocelyn Jacobs .... database assistant
Leigh Janiak .... assistant to producer
Nikki Kelly .... asset manager
Ashley Kravitz .... clearance
Julie Kuehndorf .... unit publicist
Eric Ladd .... title designer
Yana Collins Lehman .... post production accountant
Adam Levy .... set medic
Mia Lidofsky .... staff production assistant
Alex Lombardo .... production secretary
Amanda Lynch .... office production assistant
Molly McMillen .... second assistant accountant
Ryun Montenegro .... production assistant
Patrick O'Connor .... production assistant
Tony Osso .... script supervisor
Matthew Plouffe .... studio executive
Chelsea Rickling .... office production assistant
Matthew Roper .... set medic
Teddy Schenck .... location assistant
William Sepulveda .... key craft service
John Skidmore .... assistant production coordinator
Eva Vedock .... key craft service
Jamie Vermilye .... location assistant
Matthew H. Wiesner .... assistant location manager
Andrew Goldman .... special thanks
Craig Kestel .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic issues, sexual content, drug material and language
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-11 | Germany:6 | Ireland:12A | Malaysia:PG-13 | Netherlands:AL | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46141)

Did You Know?

On the rooftop Noelle says that she likes the Pixies. Earlier, when she was mad at him and he was outside her door, an instrumental piano version of the Pixies song 'Where Is My Mind' is playing.See more »
Factual errors: Some of the psychiatric patients in the hospital are wearing sweatshirts with drawstrings. Mental health facilities would not allow patients to have these. The staff took away Craig's belt and shoelaces, so they likely would not have allowed drawstrings in the hospital.See more »
Bobby:I got in.
Craig:In what?
Bobby:In your mama.
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40 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
It's Kind of a Good Story Too, 10 October 2010
Author: jonnyhavey from United States

See It Now! Critical Perspective: B+ Personal Perspective: A

This is a film about second chances and in particular giving yourself a second chance. We all get very overwhelmed and stressed out because of our very busy and hectic lives, however, sometimes you just need to step back and give yourself a break from all of the drama in the world and focus on what is really important to you in your life. After a little thought all of the things that stress us out on a daily basis become very petty and unimportant and the things with true meaning and value in our lives shines through. "It's Kind of a Funny Story" is a film based off of the 2006 novel by Ned Vizzini of the same name. The story follows a boy named Craig (Keir Gilchrist) on a five day self-discovery journey in a psychiatric hospital he checks himself into after dealing with depression in his stressful life. He is guided with the help of his doctor Eden Minerva (Viola Davis; Oscar Nomination for "Doubt") and fellow patient Bobby (Zach Galifianakis; "The Hangover"). These two relationships along with a very special girl named Noelle (Emma Roberts) change Craig's life.

The Good: The film follows its genre as a dramatic comedy very well and isn't over sentimental or Hollywoodized at all. Instead it is everything you would want a film with the title "It's Kind of a Funny Story" to be. It really is kind of a funny story and a very good story with some very serious undertones. Overall, the acting in the film is very fulfilling and the variety of different character personas' of the patients mesh very well in a perfect comedic melody. However, Zach Galifianakis is the biggest name actor in the film and steals the spotlight whenever the camera is on him. He plays a character that is very hard to describe. He is both troubled and enlightened, dramatic and comedic, and optimistic and pessimistic. What ever he is, all of the other characters feed off of his energy and look up to him on screen. Galifianekis is joined by Keir Gilchrist (Craig) Lauren Grahm (Craig's Mother), Jim Gaffigan (Craig's Father), Emma Roberts (Noelle), Thomas Mann (Aaron) and Zoe Kravitz (Nia). The cast is supported by a very well written adapted screenplay by Anna Fleck and Anna Boden that will make you laugh and cry.

The Bad: The actress, Zoe Kravitz, does not do a very good job playing Nia, Craig's love interest from before he meets Noelle in the psychiatric hospital. She is a very annoying, stereotypical, stuck up girl that just isn't very believable. It is very hard to believe that Craig would actually like her especially because she is his best friend, Aaron's girlfriend. It is also hard to believe that Aaron is his best friend because he does not seem to treat Craig very good and does not act as a very good friend towards him. This makes both of these relationships to be very unimportant to the overall story.

Final Thought: We all could use a five day break from our lives so we can just enjoy the moment and relax without following a strict schedule that forces us to rush around. We all need contemplate the quotation that Craig's doctor Eden Minerva states at the beginning of the film, "Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things I can. And the wisdom to know the difference." Go to the theater and See It Now, the film that avoids the typical clichés of the psychiatric hospital comedy and it may just inspire you too.

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