Zach Galifianakis gives a surprisingly powerful drama performance that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about since I saw It’s Kind of a Funny Story. This unique story gives Galifianakis the perfect opportunity to not only utilize his ingenious and expected comedy, but also to demonstrate to the movie business that he is an actor who can move audiences in a drama film that no one will forget.
Craig (Keir Gilchrist) is a teenage boy who can’t quite figure himself out.Â Craig feels depressed and has even gone so far as to fantasize and possibly plan a suicide.Â When he checks himself into a psychiatric hospital unit, Craig undergoes a personal transformation he never would have predicted.Â While in the psych unit, Craig befriends Bobby (Galifianakis) and the young and quirky Noelle, played by Emma Roberts.Â In the short week he is there, Craig learns more about himself and the unconventional world we all live in.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, It’s Kind of a Funny Story is one of the most unique, real, and organic films I have seen in quite some time.Â The balance between comedy and drama were cleverly portrayed and the story is simply unforgettable.Â Bobby (Galifianakis‘ character) is seemingly a metaphor for Craig’s issues.Â This concept seemed secretly and creatively weaved into the film and truly reflects the talents of brilliant story-writers and directors.Â The blend of amazing actors is what made this movie come to life.Â By far, this is one of the best, most creative, films I have seen in a long time.Â This is well worth seeing in the theater and adding to your collection of down-right excellent films.
To all the LOST fans:Â Jeremy Davies (who played the stellar Daniel Faraday on Lost) was also a delight to watch in this film!