This is a unique movie. It's a love story, but it's also a story of teenage depression, finding yourself, finding peace with the world and the things you can't change. It's really well acted and well written. A young man, Craig, thinking of committing suicide checks himself into a psych ward to see if he can find a quick fix and the movie revolves around him and his interactions with the other people in the hospital.
I personally loved this movie, it showed how even though on the outside it looks like nothing is wrong you can still be torn up inside. Even though it may be because of small stuff, life is different for everyone and different things effect people in odd ways. It's incredibly honest in it's portrayal of the teenage condition and how it feels to watch people around you find things easy while you are just trying to get by.
- The movie features Zach Gilafinakis, while he may be over saturated as far as comedies go in the last year, but he really stepped out of his box for this one, acting a more serious role. And he does it VERY well.
- The love story is played out honestly and the way real teenage love usually happens. Awkwardly.
- Each of the patients in the hospital had their own personality and they made sure to give them a little depth so that you could relate to everyone in some way.
- The movie uses some artwork a while in and it is beautiful.
- It's kind of slow
- It has an indie feel so some people are going to cry "hipster movie."
- Some of the humor is dark and won't be well received by everyone.
Over all it was definitely worth a view and I will absolutely see it again. 4 out of 5.