It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) - Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
5 bullets on this film:
I think this movie deals with the topic of mental illness very well, without being too heavy, but in a sensitive way. It’s deep and it makes you think a lot, but there are some funny scenes as well. If you ever feel sad, watch this, it’ll make you feel better.
Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts are great, they really got into their roles. I loved how all the characters were well-developed and how each one of them represented different mental illnesses.
The musical interludes basically made the entire movie.
The setting is basically the same during the whole movie: a psychiatric hospital. However, the colors and the nice cinematography make everything seem cute and not-boring.
When I was around 14 I used to get really sad sometimes, so I watched this film and it really helped me. I also read the novel written by Ned Vizzini, which was based on his own life. I recently found out that he commited suicide in 2013 and I am devastated. When you feel sad, please don’t do anything stupid.
Jeremy counting out his change on the Starbucks counter because god damn it he may be struggling to pay rent but he’s going to buy his god damn frappe so he can stare at Ryan’s face while he makes it because Ryan is the only pure thing in his life right now. (And then later when Ryan’s been revealed as the vagabond: “oh no oh shit I thought Ryan was cute but oh damn him in the leather being all skilled in combat and whatnot is actually super sexy oh god help”)
fuuu this is so cute, lauren you’re killing me i love it