Film Review: It’s Kind Of A Funny Story

It’s Kind Of A Funny Story

“Craig: Do you like music?

Noelle: Do you like breathing?”

I’m not going to do a book vs film kind of thing because both are really different which surprisingly does not disappoint me.

 

And this is actually the first time I’ve read a book before watching its film adaptation which is kind of sad being a writer and all. Haha.

 

So this a film about clinical depression and being in a psychiatric hospital and it’s a film about “growing up” which is my favorite theme in a film.

 

Craig Gilner is a suicidal 16-year-old who decides to seek help by going to the nearest hospital the night he planned to kill himself.

 

There he meets a bunch of people who are a lot worse than him and a girl named “Noelle”, a girl who used to cut herself.

 

And there he sees the world from a new perspective, although the whole experience didn’t really “cured” him, but the whole experience gave him hope to live.

 

That’s the life lesson of the film: Live.

 

I recommend it for teenagers or adults who are suffering from suicidal idealizations, clinical depression, and all the different kinds of anxiety disorders.

 

So yeah. That’s the film review. I’ll give it a 100% rating despite its 58% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, those critics are losers and have boring tastes in movies. (I’m just kidding for anyone who turns to Rotten Tomatoes for movie advice.)

 

What I really want to talk about is how I’m in love with the book/film character “Noelle”. Not Emma Roberts though, although she’s a cute actress πŸ™‚

 

Anyway, I imagined an actress like Avanna Lynch (the girl who portrayed Luna Lovegood) to be Noelle and I don’t know why. Maybe because she’s the girl I’m imagining while reading the book. She has this different and innocent kind of look in her. Haha.

 

So is it unusual to be in love with a fictional character?

 

Or is this just a triggered emotional response due to my secret desire to love someone who has the same mental illness as me? To love someone who knows how I truly feel?

 

I think so.

 

Or maybe because I can relate to Craig so much when I was a 16 year old? And that I’m lonely and depressed and suicidal like him that I want to be a life version of him? To find the love he found which is very unlikely to find in this real world.

 

I also think so.

 

And maybe I could try to find this unlikely to find love that I dream to have. Maybe that’s what I need to be happy. To find someone as unhappy as me who loves me for being as unhappy as her. And because as cheesy as it sounds, we only live once.

 

As annoying this feelings could get, I feel like this would be really useful in creating my novel which I would tackle again by the first day of May.

 

This is getting too long. I’ll do a separate post about the different topics I’ve mused about here. Like being in love with a fictional character, being in love with someone clinically depressed as me/you, and an update on how my novel’s doing πŸ™‚

 

One last thing!

 

A question for all the people reading this post:

 

Is falling in love with a fictional character weird?Β 

 

Comment below! πŸ™‚

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13 thoughts on “Film Review: It’s Kind Of A Funny Story

  1. I’ve fallen in love with so many fictional characters, I can’t even imagine what my life would be like without them. Hahaha πŸ™‚

    I’ve never actually seen the movie but the book surprised me – I didn’t thought I would like it as much as I did. And yes, I do go to Rotten Tomatoes for advice, and thus why I haven’t seen the film. After reading this review, maybe I should try it. πŸ™‚

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    • It’s like falling in love with your imagination. That’s mindcest! Hahaha πŸ™‚ But Rotten Tomatoes ratings are sometimes right though. And yes, give the film a shot. Thanks for stopping by May πŸ™‚

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  2. The first quote I first read, ‘do you miss music? ‘ I’m sure it’s because I lost my hearing and now can’t hear music correctly with my cochlear implants. Sounds like a lovely movie, or book…hmm.

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  3. “Is falling in love with a fictional character weird?”
    Uhm… falling in love is weird. Ever.
    You start to think always about the same person. It happens when you see something that reminds you of them. It happens when you are daydreaming. It happens while you are dreaming. And, to fall in love, you don’t need that person to be the one. You need the desire to fall out of your head, out of yourself; the desire to fall in love. Maybe you are just halfway πŸ™‚
    By the way, I saw the movie and I found it very nice and… sincere. Could be a good idea to read the book, though πŸ™‚

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  4. I’ll read the book πŸ™‚ but I wanted to tell you that falling in love is love is always a little weird. No matter who you are in love with. It’s something magic. It’s an experience that enlightens you and makes you look a little silly from the outside. But when it happens you don’t care, because you are in love. Good luck and have the most happy weekend you can πŸ™‚ :*

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  5. I’ve just started reading the book. I’m amazed at how well it describes the way I think/feel. I can’t wait to see how the movie compares

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