News and press about IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY
Posted by Nick Dawson | September 20, 2010
In her wrap-up piece "In dark territory at the Toronto International Film Festival," the Los Angeles Times' Betsy Sharkey had this to say about Focus Features' forthcoming It's Kind of a Funny Story, which will be in theaters everywhere October 8:
It's Kind of a Funny Story, from Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden — whose searing Half Nelson in 2006 established Ryan Gosling as a serious actor — was among my favorites. Breaking that fourth wall with the audience whenever it felt right, the film spins a whimsical coming-of-age, maybe-suicide-isn't-the-answer, story of young love, friendship and insanity. It stars excellent newcomer Keir Gilchrist, an increasingly nuanced Galifianakis (who is speeding past any The Hangover limits at around 120 mph), and Emma Roberts (aunt is Julia, dad is Eric), who seems determined to become a formidable actress in her own right.