Zach Galifianakis has made a name for himself playing offbeat characters, but his comedy comes with a heavy dose of realism in the upcoming It's Kind of a Funny Story. He plays Bobby, a patient at a mental facility who becomes a mentor of sorts to Craig, a teenager who is new to the psych ward. The subject matter isn't typical comedy fare, but the trailer puts a lighthearted spin on the neuroses of Craig and Bobby's fellow patients and the relationships between them. Translation: we're not talking about One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest here.
In the midst of the jokes, we get a glimpse of the film's underbelly: a story about friendship, love, and just trying to fit in. It teeters on the brink of falling into the "precious indie comedy" category, but that doesn't make it any less appealing. Lost fans bonus: Daniel Faraday sighting! To see the trailer, just read more.