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Still shot from the movie: It’s Kind of a Funny Story.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

A teenager (Keir Gilchrist) suffering from depression is placed in an adult psychiatric ward where he gets dubious advice from fellow patients (Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 101
Theater Release: 08 Oct 2010
Video Release: 08 Feb 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

We highly recommend this film be viewed with or previewed by an adult caregiver prior to teens seeing it, especially if they are prone to depression. Parents and caregivers should be willing and able to discuss the themes of suicide and depression in this film.

A doctor recommends that Craig consider the things he is able to change versus those he is not. How easy is it to identify which of these two categories our problems may fall into?

Temporary depression is a normal human emotion. However if you are consistently or continuously feeling depressed, you should seek advice and perhaps active treatment. This is one site of many that offers some basic tips for combating depression: http://www.psychologyinfo.com/depression/help.html

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