Funny Story

 (135)5.21 h 24 min201916+
An aging heartthrob crashes his estranged daughter's vacation in Big Sur to make amends, but his efforts cause surprising and tragic results. From director Michael Gallagher comes a hilarious and heartfelt tragicomedy you never saw coming. Funny Story explores the destructive power of narcissism, the healing power of forgiveness, and the dangers of doing karaoke after drinking too much tequila.
Michael Gallagher
Matthew GlaveEmily Bett RickardsJana Winternitz
English [CC]
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Pete GardnerReginald VelJohnsonNikki LimoLyly HollemanJacob WysockiJessica DigginsAschleigh Jensen
Michael GallagherJana WinternitzMichael Wormser
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3.9 out of 5 stars

135 global ratings

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Elizabeth Berne DegearReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Cluelessness, sexism and narcissism of writer/director dominate every word, every scene
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Wow. I honestly don't know where to begin. Warning: This film has one male character and several female characters. But it is obvious in every moment that a man's fantasy created the script and the film. The final shot of the film has the man on stage, in the spotlight, people cheering for him. And then we see his daughter, backlit, in the shadows, coming to him, willing to stand on the fringes of his glory-moment. Yep. That's the happy ending folks! I hope someone will take this movie and use it, scene by scene, to deconstruct toxic masculinity. Every single scene is soaked in it.
(Sidenote: I chose to watch this movie because Amazon recommended it based on my interest in "Better Things". I wish Amazon had a better algorithm for recommendations.)
6 people found this helpful
Fish CraneReviewed in the United States on May 31, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Tired of this type of movie.....
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Wow this was really a bad movie. I do believe that the writer and director are both narcissists and do not have a healthy opinion of women. Because the movie clearly is about a man's toxic fantasies. I just do not understand it because Kim could have just as easily slept with two woman, because of her emotional state. Instead the movie makes women look like they don't know what they want a any moment, I am so tired of this. Why can't I get a movie where women love women and there is not a man thrown up in there. But I guess it's whatever guys want right?
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José MartinezReviewed in the United States on July 6, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nikki Limo killed it in the movie must watch if your a fan.
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Well I'm a big fan of JK news on YouTube and Steve and Nikki Limo are frequent host on Jk News. So I saw that Nikki Limo promoted the movie and decided to support one of my favorite people on YouTube. Honestly wasnt expecting much of the movie but actually was a good movie don't want to say much about the story of the movie but it's a very interesting story and definitely should watch this movie.
4 people found this helpful
Coffee to wine timeReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not fully developed but interesting and original
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Interesting characters - way more going on than obvious. Not satisfactory story line development or ending though. Some obvious questions linger (the dad hates shallow girls yet stays in a relationship with one ?)

Needed way more than a weekend to figure out their issues. However original story line and interesting to watch.
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Linda LaddReviewed in the United States on May 31, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful film
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Wonderful film. Great acting all around. Emily Bett Rickards was amazing as was Matt Glave and Jana Winternitz. Truthfully, all the actors performed their parts well. Funny, sad, and will stay with you for a long time. Beautiful scenery. I loved it!
4 people found this helpful
Rhonda BeldenReviewed in the United States on June 2, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful acting of some tough life situations
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The hilarious facial expressions of Walter (Matt Glave) highlight a movie about how we can make some bad decisions that affect those whose lives are intertwined to ours.
3 people found this helpful
Old Pick GuyReviewed in the United States on July 7, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Skip it
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A 'lifetime' mess of a movie of manufactured anguish with some laughs.
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M CReviewed in the United States on May 10, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Mildly Funny Story
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'Funny Story' is a charming little indy flick with some comedic bite. Narratively, it's annoying, but once the film settles in, it moves and entertains. Wasn't a huge fan of the ending, but I did like the idea of a lesbian commune. Somebody make a series there, if it hasn't already been done!
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