Rated PG-13 · 101 minutes · 2010

Comedy drama
Zach Galifianakis is in nearly every movie designed to make you laugh being released nowadays. With It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Zach spreads his wings a little bit and starts showing off his dramatic abilities. As Bobby, mental ward patient and mentor to Craig (Keir Gilchrist), a young man dealing with some troubles, he gets plenty of laughs but manages to be quite moving in the heavier scenes. No doubt, he can handle the emotional stuff, and you shouldn’t be surprised to see him in straight-up dramatic roles in the near future.

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Official Site: focusfeatures.com/film/its_kind_of_a_funny_story
Director: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Producer: Kevin Misher, Ben Browning, Jeremy Walker, Michael Maher, Peter Rawlinson and Patrick Baker
Cast: Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts, Viola Davis, Lauren Graham, Jim Gaffigan, Zoë Kravitz, Aasif Mandvi, Jeremy Davies, Karen Chilton, Jared Goldstein, Alan Aisenberg, Thomas Mann and Rosalyn Coleman


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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Catfish, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Life As We Know It, The Tillman Story 10/07/2010
Charleston City Paper The fall 2010 book-to-movie preview Whether the result is good, like The Road, or absolutely horrible, like Ramona and Beezus, or just another dang adaptation of a Jane Austen novel, it's once again the season for filmmakers to turn a notable book into the next great (or terrible) film. Here are some of the lesser-known novels coming to your multiplex before year's end. (As always, release dates are subject to change.) by Scott Renshaw 09/08/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Now a major motion picture! From orphaned owlets to Fincher's Facebook, here's a fall preview of book-to-movie adaptations. by Scott Renshaw 09/09/2010
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Memphis Flyer Not So Much It’s Kind of a Funny Story has its charms but doesn’t earn its title. by Chris Herrington 10/07/2010
Boise Weekly It's A Funny Story and Jack Goes Boating Films about life, love and the whole damn mess. by George Prentice 10/06/2010
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Oct. 8 Ryan Reynolds buried alive (tragic!); Zach Galifianakis and Keir Gilchrist tell a funny story (kind of); Wes Craven makes you pray (and scream); a race (horse) against the odds; accidental parents (who are as cute as the baby they are now responsible for); Philip Seymour Hoffman's fear of water (and women) and a couple of very special screenings. It's all at the movies. 10/08/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Tears of a clown: It's Kind of a Funny Story Why does it always take so long for us to realize when talented comedians are more than just funny guys? by Scott Renshaw 10/07/2010
The Coast Halifax Learning with It's Kind of a Funny Story Grab onto this smart, funny coming-of-age film now. by Tara Thorne 10/21/2010
The Coast Halifax It’s Kind of a Funny Story sweetens the plot The earnest mental ward coming-of-age tale is more John Hughes than Nurse Ratched. by Tara Thorne 10/14/2010

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