It’s Kind of a Funny Story (♦♦♦♦)

Sixteen year-old Craig is feeling depressed and overwhelmed by his daily routines and decides to seek mental health help at the nearby hospital. He argues a good case with an attending physician and gets admitted to the psych ward for a minimum of five days. However, soon after entering the ward, he realizes there are people there with more serious mental issues. In a span of four days, Craig makes friends, inspires fellow patients, creates works of art, and finally realizes that his life goals up to that point are society induced and not something he wants to do.

I didn’t know what to expect from this movie, but I laughed out loud a lot. Despite making light of mental problems, it gives the audience some perspective; sometimes we are immersed in issues that we consider are bigger than anything and are more than we can handle, yet there are people with problems that are difficult to overcome.

I enjoyed all the performances in this movie, but particularly Keir Gilchrist as Craig, Emma Roberts as Noelle, and Zach Galifianakis as Bobbie.