It’s Kind of a Funny Story parents guide

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Overall B

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).

Violence B
Sexual Content C
Profanity C-
Substance Use A-

Why is It’s Kind of a Funny Story rated PG-13? The MPAA rated It’s Kind of a Funny Story PG-13 for mature thematic issues, sexual content, drug material and language.

Run Time: 101 minutes

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Why is It’s Kind of a Funny Story rated PG-13? It’s Kind of a Funny Story is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for mature thematic issues, sexual content, drug material and language.

Violence: The theme of this movie surrounds a teen boy and other characters that have or are contemplating suicide. One teen character imagines jumping from a bridge. Another youth has scars on her wrists and cheek, and admits to cutting herself. Mild verbal altercations are depicted.

Sexual Content: A teen boy looks at a teen girl’s clothed breasts. Teen characters begin embracing and fondling on a bed, however they are interrupted before further activity takes place. A boy and girl kiss a few times. A boy is shown drawing his naked girlfriend (an art easel blocks everything except her head and shoulders). A boy jokingly asks a man if he raped a penguin. A crude drawing of male genitals is seen.

Language: Profanities are infrequent, but they do include a sexual expletive, rude finger gesture, crude terms for sex and anatomy, and a couple of scatological terms.

Drugs/Alcohol: The use of prescription anti-depressants is discussed.

Other: A boy vomits whenever he is stressed (which we see a few times).

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It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Ontario 14A Substance Abuse, Crude Content.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

It’s Kind of a Funny Story is directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck and stars Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of It’s Kind of a Funny Story movie is February 8, 2011. Here are some details…

It’s Kind of a Funny Story releases to home video on February 8, 2011.

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