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Ryan Fleck (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 October 2010 (USA) 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)

Alexa Rae Gallagher ... Mean Girl (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 .... 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 Luigi Santoro .... lead visual effects artist (as Anthony Santoro)
Anthony Luigi Santoro .... visual effects supervisor (as Anthony Santoro)
Andrew Still .... digital imaging
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
Peter Ahern .... prop artist
Helen Chang .... animation line producer
Brian Drucker .... animation supervisor
Brian Drucker .... animator
Brian Drucker .... lead animation designer
Kevin Kobasic .... storyboarded by
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
Aaron Saucier .... jewelry designer
Abby Walton .... costume intern
Editorial Department
Dana Bloder .... digital intermediate project manager
Nate Davis .... digital intermediate scanner
Kristyn DiPane .... dailies producer
Barbara Jean Kearney .... digital intermediate executive producer
Alex Kopit .... associate editor
Jeffrey Leiser .... colorist assistant
Jed I. Rosenberg .... post-production assistant
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer
Victoria Anderson .... colorist assistant (uncredited)
Charles Herzfeld .... post facility supervisor (uncredited)
Richie Roefaro .... colorist assistant (uncredited)
Richie Roefaro .... final cut pro technician (uncredited)
Martin Zeichner .... colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Jeffrey A. Brown .... location manager
Teddy Schenck .... location assistant
Jamie Vermilye .... location assistant
Matthew H. Wiesner .... assistant location manager
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)
Nicole DeLuca .... craft service (as NICOLE De LUCA)
Nicole DeLuca .... craft service (as Nicole De Luca)
Matthew Fleischman .... production assistant
Joshua A. Friedman .... paperwork production assistant
Jessie Gant .... assistant post accountant
Steve Guilbaud .... 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
Buzz Koenig .... Production Executive
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
William Sepulveda .... key craft service
John Skidmore .... assistant production coordinator
Eva Vedock .... key craft service
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-12/9 (2012 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-11/9 (original rating) | Germany:6 | Ireland:12A | Malaysia:P13 | 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 »
Miscellaneous: When Bobby and Craig sneak to the gym to play basketball, you can see them wearing their shoes with the laces on, although we see these being taken away from Craig when he is committed and he is told that they can't allow patients in with their shoelace.See more »
Craig:Seeing someone lose it like that. You know, it reminded me of how I feel sometimes. Like I'm on the verge of just blowing up. All the stress and pressure and anxiety just bubbling up. But I'm never able to let it out like that. You know, I just keep it inside.See more »
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31 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
It's kind of an awesome movie., 14 February 2011
Author: lewiskendell from United States

"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?"

Despite the fact that most critics were underwhelmed with It's Kind of a Funny Story, I found myself liking the movie. It's sort of a feel-good flick, despite being set in a mental hospital. Imagine a lighthearted version Girl, Interrupted with more teen angst (in a good way).

The story's about a teenage boy who's burnt out on pressure from parents, school, and his peers, exhausted, and contemplating suicide. He checks himself into a mental health clinic hoping for some kind of a quick fix, but instead has to spend five days in the adult ward (the youth ward is temporarily closed). He meets the requisite cast of oddball patients (including Zach Galifianakis), he grows close to the requisite love interest triangle (Emma Roberts & Zoe Kravitz), and he learns the requisite lessons about himself and life. 

So yeah, this isn't exactly a revolutionary movie. I enjoyed it, though. Keir Gilchrist is a likable young actor, and Galifianakis keeps thing from getting too serious with his quasi- mentor character. The young cast gives solid performances, as well (I've developed quite the massive crush on Zoe Kravitz, I hope she sticks around the movie biz for a long time to come).

All in all, not a bad movie to spend a couple of hours with. It leaves you in a positive mood, and the soundtrack is pretty rockin', too. 

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