It’s kind of a funny story… blogged!
October 11, 2010 2 Comments
When I went in to see It’s kind of a funny story I thought it was that other Zach Galifianakis movie, with Robert Downey Jr.. man did I feel stupid. This one didn’t star Robert Downey Jr., but instead Keir Gilchrist, playing “Craig”, a teenager going through a bout of depression, with suicidal thoughts.
Craig checks himself in to the psych ward after going though some stressful times. His issues, by his own admission, weren’t very serious. The biggest of all was his Father’s (Jim Gaffigan) pushing him to go to sign up for a prep college that he wasn’t all to keen on going to. While in the ward, shared by teenagers and adults alike, due to renovations, he meets a bunch of people who end up changing his perspective on life.
It’s kind of a funny story is a great movie for many teenagers and even adults who are going through tough times emotionally. The biggest message that I got out of it, was that people shouldn’t be afraid to discuss something like depression, because it’s much more common than you think. Craig kept his issues bottled up inside, but it wasn’t until he spent this week in the psych ward that he was able to truly deal with his problems. It took a bit of stepping out of his comfort zone and loosening up, but in the end he saw who he was a bit more clearly, and was able to overcome his many anxieties.
While this wasn’t the movie I was expecting, I was thoroughly impressed with it. Zack Galafianakis as “Bobby” gave the best performance I’ve seen from him, and Emma Roberts as “Noelle” did a great job as well. For LOST fans out there Jeremy Davies makes an appearance as “Smitty”. He doesn’t have a bunch of lines, but seeing Miles from the show made me happy (and want to watch it again). If you’re looking for a movie to see this week, head out to It’s kind of a funny story. I give it a 4/5.