CINELUV RATING: 7 / 10
Over the weekend I got to see an interesting film called It’s Kind of a Funny Story. It tells the story of Craig (Keir Gilchrist) a teenager who – struggling with suicidal thoughts – checks himself into psychiatric ward. What he did not expect is that he would have to spend 5 days in the adults’ psychiatric ward.
As I said the film is interesting, but very early on you start to guess that the plot will show Craig going through some kind of life changing experience. It’s not, I would say, a “true” coming of age film: the psychological changes undergone by Craig during those five days are not complete and thouroghly profound; we would need to see what happened to Craig after the film has ended. Even so, the actors are credible and they give life to a set of atractive characters. So as time goes by you also want to see (you already guess this will happen) what kind of marks Craig will imprint on each patients’ lives.