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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) (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)

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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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)

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Shot over a period of six weeks.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 »
Craig:[During a basketball practice in the hospital] How'd you end up in here?
Bobby:Man, you don't give up, do you? I'm on vacation.
Bobby:I am serious. Some people go to Hamptons. I come here. Get a little R&R. People feed you. I get high sometimes, man.
Craig:That's not what I've heard about you.
Bobby:[sigh] What did you hear?
Craig:[hesitating a bit] I heard you tried to rape a penguin at the zoo.
Bobby:[straightening up] Who told you that?
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58 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
Kind of nice that Hollywood can still offer a non-commercial, very moving film like this one, 9 November 2010
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio

Craig (Keir Gilchrist) is depressed. Although his parents (Lauren Graham and Jim Gaffigan) are nice, they are a mildly over-achieving duo who try to gently push their teenage son in a certain direction. This means going to a competitive high school and following a specific curriculum. But, even though Craig is quite intelligent, his stress level is very high and he dreams of "jumping off a bridge". One morning, before sunrise, he sneaks out of the house to contemplate his own suicide but ends up going to a hospital emergency room. The teen insists they admit him. They do. However, the adolescent ward is undergoing renovations and doesn't have room for Craig. Instead, he is placed in the adult psych ward, with a nearly catatonic roommate, Muqtada (Bernard White). In short order, Craig wants to go home but his new shrink, Dr. Eden (Viola Davis) says that is impossible, he must remain for five days. Fortunately, he soon makes friends with an affable patient named Bobby (Zach Galifianakis) and casts his eye on a lovely young female Noelle (Emma Roberts), who bears telltale scars on her wrists. These three strike up a friendship, with Bobby schooling Craig on how to "dress up like an employee" and leave the ward, at least temporarily! It is quickly evident, however, that Bobby has some dark secrets, as does Noelle, and Muqtada seems to be going nowhere fast. Can Craig get the help he needs, even as he helps others? This is a lovely film which highlights the topic of mental illness in a sensitive, intelligent way. Yes, there are patients with more severe troubles than others but all remain part of the human race, as shown here. The cast is great, with Gilchrist doing a fantastic job as the film's main character. Galifianakis, Roberts, Davis, and especially White, do great work too, as do all of the lesser actors. The setting is fairly limited, as most of the action takes place in the hospital, and the costumes are suitably drab, although Roberts looks very pretty in whatever she wears. Then, too, the script is comically insightful while the direction and camera work are quite nice. All in all, if you are hoping to watch a great film that touches the heart, with depth, view this one kind of soon.

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