• Released
  • October 8, 2010
  • (Limited 10/8)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 41 min
  • Art House/Foreign
It's Kind of a Funny Story Synopsis
A depressed teenager becomes a patient in the adult ward of a psychiatric hospital.
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Critic Ratings


San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Ambles along and has a feeling of randomness about it, but, in fact, it's tightly plotted. Every moment, however seemingly haphazard and...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Sometimes, maybe, it's a little too unoffensive: It's Kind of a Funny Story is so gentle, so anxious not to put a foot wrong, that it...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I don't blame you for backing off a movie that focuses on a suicidal teen who learns warm life lessons by spending five days in a Brooklyn...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's Kind of a Funny Story may be the first psych-ward drama to draw on John Hughes movies for tonal reference.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Notable for the easy chemistry of its ensemble cast.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The film itself is fairly slight: I'm not sure what it adds up to. Still, I enjoyed every moment of its beguiling saga of a depressed teen...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
If there's a psych ward for motion pictures, It's Kind of a Funny Story should check itself in. Boden and Fleck's film suffers from...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What's largely missing from It's Kind of a Funny Story: genuine emotional pain. Still, the movie's an often charming example of "Cuckoo's...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Melancholy 16-year-olds are the ideal audience for It's Kind of a Funny Story, which actually feels as though it were made by an especially...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A dramatically inert, lethargic dramedy that isn't nearly as quirky and poignant is it perceives itself.
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Great Movie

By saucerlauncher
If you are 17 and looking for 'The Hangover 2' you won't like this movie, and probably think that it is boring (as I have read here), but this really is a touching story and pretty solid in the humor...

Take the teens

By sunnyforever
It's Kind of a Funny Story-is not a movie for everyone. Some viewers need an adrenalin rush of some blood and guts in the first 15 minutes spliced with CGI or the movie is not worth their time. Those...

A Unique, Relatable, and all around great movie

By jjc2play
This really was a lot better than I expected. Many people, teenager or older, girl or guy, smart or dumb, may be able to relate to it. I can guarantee at least some people who have gone through...

Five Word Review

By irisheyes528
funny uplifting touching realistic great...


By shrutster
this was a very cute comedy that will definitely make you smile throughout the film....

Awesome Movie

By NiceGuyTuc
The main character is extremely cute plus it is a very heartwarming story where a distressed teen learns that he has a lot to be thankful for and he helped all the people in the nuthouse. He learned...

Five Word Review

By sole63
average/movie with some bright spots...

Our family enjoyed this funny movie

By online_family_tickets
My 11, 13 and myself (40 something) left the movie with big smiles on our faces. The movie is not an action pack nor a comedy, but enjoyed it just as much. 13 year old son said can't wait for it to...

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By ynolan
Mediocore with some good moments...

Weird but still good.

By zakens1998997
I liked this movie a lot. It was kinda weird but nice and sometimes even funny and sweet. Most fascinating charcter of course, was Noel (starring Emma Roberts), who totally looked like a girl who...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For mature thematic issues, sexual content, drug material and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Coming-of-age dramedy explores teen pressures, angst.
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