It’s Kind of a Funny Story

Rated 3.0

Zach Galifianakis is in nearly every movie designed to make you laugh being released nowadays. On top of his costarring duties in the excellent HBO series Bored to Death, the man has done nine films in two years. It’s like he realized the world was taking note after The Hangover, and he chose to capitalize by working his ass off. Surprisingly, I’m not even close to being sick of him yet. With It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Zach spreads his wings a little bit and starts showing off his dramatic abilities. As Bobby, mental ward patient and mentor to Craig (Keir Gilchrist), a young man dealing with some troubles, he gets plenty of laughs but manages to be quite moving in the heavier scenes. No doubt, he can handle the emotional stuff, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in straight-up dramatic roles in the near future.