By Wand Agency
Check out this exclusive Carbonated.TV interview with the writers and directors of It's Kind of a Funny Story, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The film stars Zach Galifianakis, Keir Gilchrist, Emma Roberts, and many more. In this interview, Anna and Ryan talk about staying in touch with your inner-child, what it's like to be glam rock stars for a day, and how they have top secret plans for the future. It's Kind of a Funny Story hits theaters October 8th.
It's Kind of a Funny Story, adapted from Ned Vizzini's 2006 novel of the same name, is the new comedy-drama from acclaimed writer/directors Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden (Half Nelson, Sugar).
It's @5:00 A.M. on a Sunday in Brooklyn. Craig Gilner (played by Keir Gilchrist of United States of Tara) is bicycling up to the entrance of a mental health clinic; this bright 16-year-old is stressed out from the demands of being a teenager. Before his parents (Lauren Graham [of Parenthood] and Jim Gaffigan [of Away We Go]) and younger sister are even awake, Craig checks himself into Argenon Hospital and is admitted by a psychiatrist. But the youth ward is temporarily closed -- so he finds himself stuck in the adult ward.
One of the patients, Bobby (Zach Galifianakis of The Hangover), soon becomes both Craig's mentor and protégé. Craig is also quickly drawn to another 16-year-old displaced to the adult ward, the sensitive Noelle (Emma Roberts of the upcoming Scream 4), who just might make him forget his longtime unrequited crush Nia (Zoë Kravitz of the upcoming Mad Max).
With a minimum five days' stay imposed on him by the adult ward's staff psychiatrist Dr. Eden Minerva (Academy Award nominee Viola Davis), Craig is sustained by friendships on both the inside and the outside as he learns more about life, love, and the pressures of growing up.