Monday, May 23, 2011
It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
A New York City kid is stressed out at his elite private school and all the demands on him so he checks himself into a psych ward. Zach Galifinakis is a charming mental patient and there are a few funny crazy people moments, but all of the montage-y parts about the main character's stressful life are pretty boring. There are sort of two movies here: one is a pleasant indie movie about a basically sane teenager becoming friends with a wacky fringe character, and the other is a bad, zany comedy in which the protagonist suffers from random, fake-looking projectile vomiting. Still, very watchable.