The Hangover put Zach Galifiankis on the map, thanks to his oddball character and hilarious one-liners, but It's Kind of a Funny Story lets him break out of that stereotype to show us something we haven't really witnessed before: his serious side.
Galifianakis stars as Bobby, a patient at a hospital's psychiatric ward who heads up a group of mental misfits. Bobby is the floor's unofficial host of sorts, so when he comes across Craig (Keir Gilchrist), he immediately takes the kid under his wing. Craig is a teenage boy with major anxiety issues (he projectile vomits whenever he gets stressed). After an all-too-real dream about suicide, Craig admits himself into medical care out of fear that he may be a danger to himself.
Did I mention this is a comedy? Gilchrist may be the movie's protagonist, but it's Galifianakis who keeps the film afloat. For more on what I mean, read more