Now showing on cable: “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”

One of the movies which premiered this last weekend on cable (Cinemax) was “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”. I just caught up with it last night.

“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” stars Keir Gilchrist as a depressed teen (Craig) who checks himself in to a mental ward when he experiences suicidal thoughts. There, he encounters Zach Galifianakis (Bobby) as a fellow patient.

The movie covers Craig’s stay within the ward as he deals with other patients, his parents, a girl he meets there and a girl he knows from outside. Bobby mentors him in the type of slightly offbeat manner you’d expect from Galifianakis. He basically plays Alan from “The Hangover” without the big laughs. Of course there’s a variety of other crazies around, as there always are in mental ward movies.

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