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Release Date:
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) (verified as complete)

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)
Stephanie Dunbar ... High School Friend (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
Andy Berman .... co-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
Whitney Adkins Mvondo .... additional hair stylist (as Whitney Mvondo)
Bobby Diehl .... hair department head
Dierdre Harris .... additional hairstylist
Michael Marino .... special effects makeup (as Mike Marino)
Mia Neal .... additional hair stylist
David Presto .... key makeup artist
Susan Schectar .... additional hair stylist
Sarah Stamp .... key hair stylist
Tobe West .... additional makeup artist
Nicole Wodowski .... additional makeup artist
Leo Won .... makeup department head
Ande Yung .... additional makeup artist
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
John Alfred .... finance executive
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: Mr. Misher
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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Additional Details

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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?

In the scene where Craig describes other classmates of his, when it shows him you can see he's reading the book 'Be More Chill' by Ned Vizzini, who also wrote 'It's Kind of a Funny Story'.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: The record player is playing music but the tone arm isn't on the record.See more »
Bobby:See, that's the part I don't get, Craig. I mean, you're cool, you're smart, you're talented. You have a family that loves you. You know, what I would do just to be you, for just a day? I would... I would do so much. I would... I don't know. I would just... I'd just live. Like it meant something.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Doogie Howser, M.D." (1989)See more »
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40 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
A Truly Delightful and Indulgent Little Movie, 27 January 2011
Author: david-961-964652 from Germany

This is one of the most rewarding pictures I've seen in a long time. It's a breath of fresh air from the usual mainstream hokum, mixing black comedy and dry humor with genuine warmth and empathy. It's a movie you don't want to end, but when it does, you kinda want to give it a big hug.

There are no cheap laughs or lame gags here - the humor bubbles along like an undercurrent, echoing real life. Life is a constant source of amusement - we just have to recognize the fact and tap into it sometimes.

The storybook device, where the protagonist speaks directly to the audience, was perfectly weighted, cutting in at just the right moment to pace the movie and remind you of the pretext.

All the characters were well-rounded and authentic - I was particularly impressed that Craig's psychiatrist was played totally straight. The temptation to have her do or be something slightly crazy or contrived must have been great, but it was thankfully resisted. Likewise, the inmates of the psychiatric ward - there's a charming and utterly believable sense that everyone's a bit off kilter, rather than jokingly deranged.

The patients in the film aren't the butt of the joke - society and its proclivities are. That said, as a British viewer, I found it more difficult to appreciate how academia and peer pressure drive school-kids to anti-depressants and therapy - and for them to be impressed by the fact. I probably missed some of the main messages and in-jokes of the film, being from Yorkshire, rather than New York.

Nevertheless, I don't think you can fail to love this film. Zach Galifianakis is adorable, Emma Roberts is gorgeous and Keir Gilchrist manages to combine confusion and teenage erudition superbly.

If nothing else, you have to love the self-indulgent interludes, especially the 3D animation through Craig's fictional, line-drawn world and the wonderfully camp group performance of 'Under Pressure'. The soundtrack is spot on right to the last - who knew traditional Egyptian music could be the saving grace?

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