Shot in a style that combines Wes Anderson’s cultivated preciousness with the occasional visual flights of fancy that helped make (500) Days of Summer
something of a generational statement, Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden’s It’s Kind of a Funny Story
transforms One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
into a soft-hearted John Hughes-ish coming-of-age tale.
Suicidal 16-year-old Craig (Keir Gilchrist) checks himself into an ER and asks to be committed because he’s suffering from severe depression and anxiety. The doctors agree, and soon he’s admitted to a psych ward full of lovable loonies. There’s Bobby (Zach Galifianakis), the guy who seems to know ho...