Its kind of a funny story

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its kind of a funny story

Its Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life - which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattans Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself.

Craigs suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.

Ned Vizzini, who himself spent time in a psychiatric hospital, has created a remarkably moving tale about the sometimes unexpected road to happiness.
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This site uses cookies. By using this site you are agreeing to our privacy and cookie policy. In their first two films, Half Nelson and Sugar , the writer-directing team of Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden managed the notable feat of tackling potentially trite subject matter in original, deeply affecting ways. Focus will open the film on October 8, looking for Oscar votes and art-house interest. Mixed reviews seem likely, further suggesting that many will choose to discover this Funny Story on the small screen. Depressed and vaguely suicidal, Craig Keir Gilchrist decides to check himself into a psychiatric hospital, figuring a quick visit will score him some strong drugs that will improve his mood. But once admitted, he discovers by law that he must spend five days at the facility in order to be granted his leave.

After contemplating suicide by jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge , year-old Craig Gilner decides to go to the hospital to seek help. Craig tells Dr. Mahmoud that he needs immediate help to which Dr. Mahmoud registers Craig for a one-week stay in the hospital's psychiatric floor. It is revealed that Craig has a lot of pressure at his high school, Executive Pre-Professional based on Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School , stressing over the need to turn in an application for a prestigious summer school, his shortcomings in the shadow of his best friend, Aaron, whom he considers to be great at everything, and his dad who pressures him to do well.

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    It's Kind of a Funny Story is a American comedy-drama film written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, an adaptation of Ned Vizzini's novel.

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