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Overall Rating
2.67

Awesome: 4.76%
Worth A Look: 0%
Average57.14%
Pretty Bad: 33.33%
Total Crap: 4.76%

3 reviews, 3 user ratings


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It's Kind of a Funny Story
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by Mel Valentin

"An underwhelming, disappointing effort by everyone involved."
3 stars

With their first film, [i]Half-Nelson[/i], a trenchant, cliché-free character study of a high-school teacher struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, filmmaking duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck immediately became filmmakers to watch. Ryan Gosling received a well-deserved Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Boden and Fleck avoided the dreaded “sophomore slump” with this second effort, [i]Sugar[/i], a character study centered on a Dominican baseball player. [i]Sugar[/i] received a limited, if well regarded, release.

Co-writers and co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck entered

Boden and Fleck avoided the dreaded “sophomore slump” with this second effort, Sugar. But that mix of talent and material didn’t extend to their collaboration as filmmakers, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, an adaptation of Ned Vizzini’s novel of the same name.

what they avoided with Sugar,

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Sugar, Half-Nelson)

Complete review to come.

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originally posted: 10/09/10 00:00:00
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OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2010 Toronto International Film Festival For more in the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival series, click here.
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User Comments

2/18/11 Monday Morning Enough with friggin' Zach Galifianakis already. 2 stars
11/03/10 art depressing,DEPRESSING!!!!,86 this one! 1 stars
10/18/10 Marcia I loved it. It leans towards the alternative type of movie. 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  08-Oct-2010 (PG-13)
  DVD: 08-Feb-2011

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Australia
  08-Oct-2010
  DVD: 08-Feb-2011




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