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Funny Story (2019)

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Walter Campbell (Matthew Glave) is an aging heartthrob struggling to keep up appearances--especially with his estranged adult daughter, Nic (Jana Winternitz). In an attempt to reconnect with his family, he invites himself to crash her vacation in Big Sur. Offering a ride to her friend Kim (Emily Bett Rickards), they bond in unexpected ways that are sure to ruin the lives of everyone in their path. From director Michael Gallagher comes a hilarious and heartfelt tragicomedy you never saw coming. Filled with memorable characters and award-winning performances, Funny Story teaches us about the destructive power of narcissism, the healing power of forgiveness, and the dangers of doing karaoke after drinking enough tequila.

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Matthew Glave
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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (3)

Your appreciation for this film will depend in large part on where this all falls on your personal continuum from 'funny' to 'funny-ish,' to 'eww.'

May 24, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Funny Story" is only mildly humorous, but it's watchable thanks to Glave's game performance that makes him likable despite his foibles.

May 24, 2019 | Full Review…

A warmhearted seriocomedy that, even when not thoroughly convincing, projects a disarming sincerity.

May 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The most impressive aspect of Funny Story is that it succeeds in every area. Quality and efficiency seep out of every pore of this indie treat.

June 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Funny Story is well worth your time. It's a captivating look at families and how the truth hurts but not nearly as bad as the alternative.

May 31, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Realistic, understated performances help keep it grounded and engaging, as the knowing script explores unexpected connections, both new and lifelong ones

May 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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