It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Release Date - Oct 8, 2010 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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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. Academy Award nominee Viola Davis, Lauren Graham, and Jim Gaffigan co-star.

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mental-patient, mentor, psychiatrist, suicide, teenagers, ward [hospital]