Wednesday, September 8, 2010


While seeing The American the other day (which was not great I might add), I saw a preview for the upcoming movie It's Kind of a Funny Story. The trailer for the movie is not hot off the press so to speak, but my interest was sparked for this upcoming project by the preview you can check out after the jump.  So in light of my recent exposure to the newest Focus Features project I thought a quick overview and the film's trailer could intrigue readers to see It's Kind of a Funny Story which hits theaters this October.

It's Kind of a Funny Story is based off the book written by Ned Vizzini with the same title. The story follows a young man named Craig who suffers from depression and checks himself into a psychiatric hospital. His experiences with the people he meets within the hospital setting is what makes this story worth telling. The book was inspired by Vizzini's own brief experience with depression and treatment for the ailment.

The film was written for the screen and directed by the duo of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The two met on the set of a student film awhile back, began dating, and have been collaborating on projects since. I can't say I have ever heard of this type of work relationship before, but a romantic couple directing a movie must prove to be a colorful production. They have worked mostly on indie films, but consider this project a huge step. It's Kind of a Funny Story has an interesting concept and will prove to be a character driven story (something I love) being a product of Focus Features.

It's Kind of a Funny Story stars Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts (Blow), Lauren Graham, Jim Gaffigan, Jeremy Davies, ZoĆ« Kravitz (daughter of Lenny Kravitz), and Keir Gilchrist as the film's protagonist Craig. 

Look for It's Kind of a Funny Story in theaters October 8th, 2010. 


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