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Its Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

  • Rate: 7.1/10 total 50,134 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 7 January 2011 (Ireland)
  • Runtime: Argentina:101 min
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Its Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

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  • IMDb page: Its Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
  • Rate: 7.1/10 total 50,134 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 7 January 2011 (Ireland)
  • Runtime: Argentina:101 min
  • Filming Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  • Budget: $8,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $6,350,058(USA)(21 November 2010)
  • Stars: Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Broken Social Scene   
  • Soundtrack: Icarus
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | DTS
  • Plot Keyword: Psychiatric Ward | Insight | Therapy | Rock Star | Perfectionist

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Anna Boden  screenplay
  • Ryan Fleck  screenplay
  • Ned Vizzini  novel

Known Trivia

  • In the scene where Craig describes other classmates of his, when it shows him you can see he’s reading the book ‘Be More Chill’ by Ned Vizzini, who also wrote ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’.
  • On the rooftop Noelle says that she likes the Pixies. Earlier, when she was mad at him and he was outside her door, an instrumental piano version of the Pixies song ‘Where Is My Mind’ is playing.
  • Paramount and MTV Films acquired the rights to the novel in May 2006. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck were hired to adapt the screenplay with a view to direct after. After a while, Paramount changed their mind and put the production into turnaround. Focus Features then stepped in to acquire the property, keeping Boden and Fleck on throughout.
  • Shot over a period of six weeks.

Goofs: Factual errors: The soundtrack which made Moqtada get out from his room wasn't Egyptian. It was a Syrian song composed and performed by Syrian artists.

Plot: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. Full summary »  »

Story: Craig is a high-school junior, in the gifted program, infatuated with his best friend's girl. When he realizes he's suicidal, he checks himself into the psychiatric ward of a hospital, thinking they'll do an observation, help him, and send him home in time for school the next day. Once in, however, he must stay for a week; the juvenile ward is being renovated, so he's in with adults as well as a few youths. Bobby, a man with a young daughter, shows him around; Craig notices Noelle, about his age. He tries to keep his friends from finding out where he is. Little things: he draws, goes to therapy, sings, helps Bobby rehearse an interview. Is this the stuff of insight?Written by <>  

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Patrick Baker known as executive producer
  • Ben Browning known as producer
  • Michael Maher known as executive producer
  • Kevin Misher known as producer
  • Peter Rawlinson known as executive producer
  • Jeremy Kipp Walker known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Keir Gilchrist known as Craig
  • Dana DeVestern known as Alyssa (as Dana De Vestern)
  • Lauren Graham known as Lynn
  • Jim Gaffigan known as George
  • Karen Chilton known as Nurse Harper
  • Zach Galifianakis known as Bobby
  • Aasif Mandvi known as Dr. Mahmoud
  • Jared Goldstein known as Ronny
  • Alan Aisenberg known as Scuggs
  • Zoë Kravitz known as Nia
  • Thomas Mann known as Aaron
  • Jeremy Davies known as Smitty
  • Rosalyn Coleman known as Monica / 'Under Pressure' Nurse #1
  • Viola Davis known as Dr. Eden Minerva
  • Lou Myers known as Jimmy
  • MacIntyre Dixon known as Roger
  • Emma Roberts known as Noelle
  • Bernard White known as Muqtada
  • Novella Nelson known as The Professor
  • Matthew Maher known as Humble
  • Molly Hager known as Becca
  • Ato Blankson-Wood known as Jennifer
  • Adrian Martinez known as Johnny
  • Daniel London known as Solomon
  • Caitlin Kinnunen known as Science Geek
  • Stephen Scott Scarpulla known as HS Director
  • Jee Young Han known as HS Do-Gooder
  • Leo Allen known as Mr. Reynolds
  • Morgan Murphy known as Joanie
  • Billy McFadden known as Little Craig
  • Susan Blommaert known as HS Teacher (as Susan J. Blommaert)
  • Mary Birdsong known as Bobby's Ex
  • Ethan Herschenfeld known as Acid Head
  • Ben Folstein known as Neil
  • Kenya Brome known as Under Pressure Nurse #2
  • Delia Reed known as Under Pressure Nurse #3
  • Stewart Steinberg known as Charlie Custodian
  • Ariana Altman known as Veronica (uncredited)
  • Steve Antonucci known as Acid Trip Rollerblader (uncredited)
  • Kevin Cannon known as Psychiatric Patient (uncredited)
  • Valentina de Angelis known as Jenna (uncredited)
  • Martin Pfefferkorn known as Zapping Mental Patient (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Bobby Diehl known as hair department head
  • Dierdre Harris known as additional hairstylist
  • Michael Marino known as special effects makeup (as Mike Marino)
  • Michael Marino known as special makeup design: Emma Roberts
  • David Presto known as key makeup artist
  • Sarah Stamp known as key hair stylist
  • Nicole Wodowski known as makeup artist
  • Leo Won known as makeup department head

Art Department:

  • Patricia Colburn known as scenic artist
  • Rachel Jones known as art department coordinator
  • Jessie Katz known as art department production assistant
  • Dan-ah Kim known as assistant art director
  • Michael Leather known as leadman
  • Francis Maiorino known as props
  • Jessica Panuccio known as assistant set decorator
  • Maia Rose known as on-set dresser
  • Sarah Shriber known as art department production assistant
  • Alexis Weiss known as property master




Production Companies:

  • Focus Features (presents)
  • Wayfare Entertainment
  • Misher Films
  • Journeyman Pictures (in association with)
  • Gowanus Projections (in association with)

Other Companies:

  • ARRI / Camera Service Center  camera equipment provided by
  • C5  post-production sound and ADR facility
  • David Haddad  transportation equipment
  • Digital Cinema  re-recorded at (as Digital Cinema LLC)
  • Digital Media Services (DMS)  digital marketing asset management
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • Haddad's  transportation equipment
  • Rhino Records  soundtrack
  • Soundtrack New York  additional ADR recorded at
  • Technicolor Creative Services  digital intermediate (as Technicolor New York)
  • Technicolor Design  titles (as Technicolor Design, Hollywood)
  • Thought Equity  stock footage (as Thought Equity Motion)


  • Focus Features (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Argentina Video Home (2011) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Argentina Video Home (2011) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Film1 (2012) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2011) (Argentina) (all media)
  • Universal Home Entertainment (2011) (UK) (DVD)
  • Universal Home Entertainment (2011) (UK) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Universal Pictures Benelux (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2011) (USA) (DVD)
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (2011) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Waylen Group (2011) (Taiwan) (video)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Curious Pictures (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Joao G. Amorim known as visual effects designer (as Joao Amorim)
  • Mark Corotan known as visual effects designer
  • Cidalia Costa known as CG animator
  • Marion Ennis known as smoke artist
  • Lisa Hung known as compositor
  • Lewis Kofsky known as visual effects and animation producer
  • Amber Kusmenko known as compositor
  • Eric Leverenz known as digital imaging
  • Tom Lynch known as compositor
  • Annie Moore known as visual effects line producer
  • Josephine Noh known as compositor
  • Mark Rubbo known as compositor
  • Anthony Santoro known as lead visual effects artist
  • Anthony Santoro known as visual effects supervisor

Release Date:

  • Canada September 2010 (Toronto International Film Festival) (premiere)
  • USA 26 September 2010 (Milwaukee Film Festival)
  • Canada 8 October 2010 (limited)
  • USA 8 October 2010 (New York City, New York)
  • USA 8 October 2010 (Los Angeles, California)
  • Ireland 7 January 2011
  • UK 7 January 2011
  • Germany 14 July 2011 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 21 July 2011 (DVD premiere)
  • Netherlands 16 August 2011 (DVD premiere)
  • Argentina 17 August 2011 (DVD premiere)
  • Sweden 5 October 2011 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic issues, sexual content, drug material and language



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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