It's Kind of a Funny Story script
Synopsis: Stressed by adolescence, 16-year-old Craig Gilner (Keir Gilchrist) checks himself into a mental-health clinic. Unfortunately, the youth wing is closed, so he must spend his mandated five-day stay with adults. One of them, Bobby (Zach Galifianakis), quickly becomes his mentor -- and protege, while Craig finds himself drawn to a fellow teen, Noelle (Emma Roberts), who just may be the cure he needs to forget an unrequited crush.

NIA:

He probably just wanted some free weed.

AARON:

How much did they get?

RONNY:

An eighth. But it was worth it. APW

was the bomb.

AARON:

It was pretty jokes... But oh-eight wasoff the hook.

CRAIG:

I need to go.

AARON:

What-- you’re leaving? I didn’t even

play Saucerful of Secrets yet.

CRAIG:

Yeah, I just...

SCUGGS:

Don’t bug Craig. He’s in the Craig

zone.

RONNY:

Yeah, he’s Craig-ing out!

They all laugh. Craig forces a chuckle.

EXT. BROOKLYN BRIDGE - DAY

Craig rides his bike over the bridge, stops to answer hisphone.

CRAIG:

Hey...

INT. AARON’S BEDROOM - DAY

Nia playfully pushes Aaron off her.

NIA:

Hey Craig. I forgot to ask you tocover for me tonight, in case myparents call or whatever.

CRAIG:

Oh... You’re staying over Aaron’s?

NIA:

I told them there was some school sleep

over. They’re a little suspicious, sothey might call.

CRAIG:

No problem.

Craig hangs up, looks out over the East River.

INT. CRAIG’S DINING ROOM - NIGHT

Craig’s family sits around the table for dinner.

GEORGE:

Hey there, Craigers. How’s the

Franklin Gates application coming

along?

Craig stares at his dad for a beat, then VOMITS on the table.

ALYSSA:

Gross.

Craig’s parents look to him, concerned.

CRAIG:

(to Lynn)

I’m sorry.

LYNN:

(with Dr. Mahmoud’s voice)

Craig? Anything you can think of thatmay have set you off?

INT. ARGENON HOSPITAL - E.R. DOCTOR’S OFFICE - PRESENT

Dr. Mahmoud waits for an answer.

CRAIG:

Um... no. Nothing unusual.

DR. MAHMOUD

Are you taking any medication?

CRAIG:

Zoloft. But I stopped.

DR. MAHMOUD

Did your doctor take you off the

medication?

CRAIG:

No. I just stopped on my own.

DR. MAHMOUD

Oh... you shouldn’t do that.

CRAIG:

Yeah, I know.

DR. MAHMOUD

Do your parents know where you are?

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Anna Boden

Anna Boden is an American film director, cinematographer, editor, and screenwriter best known as the co-writer of the 2006 film Half Nelson. She is known for her collaborations with fellow filmmaker Ryan Fleck. more…

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