Friday, October 29, 2010

‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’ – Galifianakis Hilarious!

I love Zach Galifianakis. I love him and could not miss another opportunity to see him on the big screen and I’m glad I didn’t. ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’ is not a perfect film, far from it. I have a difficult time laughing at the mentally ill and suicide attempts. I find it pathetic that this dark comedy didn’t even attempt to show any actuality of what occurs in a mental ward, but instead poke fun at the cliché patients. The saving grace of this film is the actors who do such an incredible job forcing the audience to love them and cheer for them. Keir Gilchrist (Craig) portrays a depressed New York City teenager who admits himself to a psychiatric ward after considering suicide. Inside he meets Galifianakis (Bobby) who acts as a mentor within the ward. A love story ensues including tween actress Emma Roberts (Noelle) and the audience is taken on a humorous and tame rollercoaster ride. A must see movie for no other reason then seeing Galifianakis be a little more upbeat then his usual characters.