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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

This is a very cute movie. Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) leads a very boring life. He does the same thing every day at the same time. His life is all about numbers - he is an IRS agent after all. Soon his world is turned upside down. One morning he begins to hear a woman's voice (Emma Thompson) narrating everything he does. eventually she states that Harold is going to die. He tries to go about his life as normal as possible but that is very difficult. He turns to a literature professor (Dustin Hoffman) to help him make sense of what is going on. He also has a new challange in his way - a beautiful young woman named Ana (Maggie Gyllenhaal) he is auditing. Now he needs needs to find a way to stay alive as well as a way to win over Ana's heart.

This movie was not at all what I was expecting. It was funny but not your typical Will Ferrell slapstick funny. He was excellent though and made you forget his usual zaniness. Maggie Gylenhaal was also terrific as the tough Ana Pascal. Finally, the Emma Thompson storyline was also very interesting. I recomenmd this film highly.



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