It's Kind of a Funny Story

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Coming-of-age dramedy explores teen pressures, angst.

PG-13 2010 101 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 14+

It’s Kind Of A Funny Story (2010) is its kind of a sensible and sensitive story

1) The opening scene between Craig and his family.The whole conversation is great. 2) The movie and narration is Less Dramatic and more realistic. 3) Even though there are so many small characters in the film,but every character is unique and justified. 4) The romance between Craig and Noelle is great. 5) Characters like Bobby (Zach Galifinakis) ,Muqtada, Humble. 6) The practice interview scene between Bobby and Craig , A Cute Question game between Craig and Noelle , Painting Scene, The basket ball court scene , Muqtada dancing scene and etc. 7) The Music by Broken Social Scene is apt and great.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 13+

It's kind of a boring story...

The beginning seemed interesting, held my attention for the first half an hour, then it just started to get a little boring. Almost all of the film is set in a mental institution where a teen asks for help due to suicidal thoughts, but then wants out after meeting a few psycho characters. I found nothing funny about it, maybe a laugh or two somewhere, but the idea of suicide is not a joke nor should it be portrayed as one. It's slow moving and just seemed empty after it was over, could have done way better.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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