It's Kind of a Funny Story

October 8th 2010
  • Drama,
  • PG-13,
  • 101 min,
  • Focus Features
  • Cast: Keir Gilchrist, Dana DeVestern, Lauren Graham, Jim Gaffigan, Karen Chilton, Zach Galifianakis, Aasif Mandvi, Jared Goldstein, Alan Aisenberg, ZoĆ« Kravitz, Thomas Mann, Jeremy Davies, Rosalyn Coleman, Viola Davis, Lou Myers, MacIntyre Dixon, Emma Roberts, Bernard White, Novella Nelson, Matthew Maher, Molly Hager, Ato Blankson-Wood, Adrian Martinez, Daniel London, Caitlin Kinnunen, Leo Allen, Morgan Murphy, Billy McFadden, Mary Birdsong, Ben Folstein
  • Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
  • Writers: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Ned Vizzini
  • Producers: Ben Browning, Kevin Misher
  • Executive Producers: Patrick Baker, Michael Maher, Peter Rawlinson, Jeremy Kipp Walker
  • Art Direction: Michael Ahern
  • Casting: Cindy Tolan
  • Costume Design: Kurt and Bart
  • D.O.P.: Andrij Parekh
  • Editor: Anna Boden
  • Makeup: Leo Won
  • Music: Broken Social Scene
  • Production Design: Beth Mickle
  • Set Decoration: Carrie Stewart


Adapted from Ned Vizzini's 2006 novel, It's Kind of a Funny Story tells the story of burnt-out teenager Craig (Keir Gilchrist), who checks himself into a mental health clinic citing exhaustion, and finds himself placed in the adult ward due to the fact that the youth ward has been shut down.

Taken under the wing of fellow patient Bobby (Zach Galifianakis), the stressed-out 16-year-old attempts to endure his mandatory five days' stay without completely losing his mind. His predicament is made somewhat more tolerable by the presence of Noelle (Emma Roberts), another teenage patient who's struggling to sort out her thoughts.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Brooklyn, USA; New York City, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Mature thematic issues, sexual content, drug material and language
  • Production Budget: $8 million
  • Production Companies: Focus Features, Wayfare Entertainment, Misher Films, Journeyman Pictures, Gowanus Projections, Start Motion Pictures
  • Production Schedule: December 2009

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 7 January 2011: Ireland, UK
  • 14 July 2011: Germany
  • 21 July 2011: Hungary
  • 16 August 2011: Netherlands
  • 17 August 2011: Argentina
  • 5 October 2011: Sweden
  • 18 August 2012: Japan