CATEGORIES Comedy, Drama, Independent, Religious, Cinematical Indie, Trailers and Clips, Trailers and Clips, CinematicalDoesn't it seem like Zach Galifianakis is in every comedy these days? There he is in Dinner with Schmucks. There he is in a straight-to-DVD movie called Operation: Endgame. There he just was in the trailer for Due Date. And now here he is in the latest from Half Nelson and Sugar filmmakers Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, It's Kind of a Funny Story, which comes out in September. Thanks to Yahoo! Movies, we get our first look at the trailer for the indie dramedy, which also stars Emma Roberts, Viola Davis, Lauren Graham, the Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi and, in the lead, young Keir Gilchrist, from The United States of Tara.
Based on the young adult novel by Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story is about a depressed, suicidal teen who checks himself into a mental hospital, befriends one fellow patient (Galifianakis) and falls for another (Roberts), even though she wears a t-shirt proclaiming that she hates boys. It seems a familiar story -- I wonder how many romances are actually begun in psyche wards -- but at least Galifianikis should provide some nice comic relief. And judging by the art theme and especially from the cartoony bits that we'll be seeing a poster designed by Mojo (Away We Go; (500) Days of Summer) any day now.
If you can't get enough whimsical comedy set to indie music like Ida Maria and you'd like to welcome Roberts to the manic pixie dream girl club, check out the trailer for It's Kind of a Funny Story after the jump.