Reviews and Problems with It's Kind Of A Funny Story
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It's Kind of a Funny Story
16 February 2011
Conclusion: 'It's Kind of a Funny Story' lacks focus, substance, and a human connection. It's lead (who incidentally is amazing in Showtime's 'The United States of Tara') seems rather safe here. He's never in any real danger, and therefore his situation doesn't seem all that dire.
Excerpt: Sometimes seeing a film you have never heard of can be a blessing, and such is the case here. This is a human interest story about the stresses of being a teenager and fitting into the tidy little boxes from the perspective of your friends and parents, despite what you own wishes and dreams.
Conclusion: I can't stress it enough: It's Kind of a Funny Story isn't for everyone. I felt a palpable connection to the material and characters -- flaws and all -- but I also can see why some might shake their heads and walk away. Luckily, Universal's Blu-ray release is more straight forward.
Excerpt: With Sugar, the follow-up to their powerful debut feature Half Nelson , the writer/director team of Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden defied the expectations and conventions of the baseball movie to an almost perverse degree.
Excerpt: Aangeraden door een vriendin die vertelde wel zes keer te hebben gehuild bij een film met in een grote bijrol Zach – The Hangover , Between Two Ferns – Galifianakis (ja, in één keer goed ), gemaakt door het regieduo achter het pijnlijke maar mooie Half Nelson , maar eigenlijk toch ook wel een beetje...