The wonderful Stranger Than Fiction mixes fantasy, drama, sentimentality and humour into an exquisite cocktail of existential thoughts and warm, fuzzy feelings. Zach Helm’s original and award-winning screenplay is a gem. Marc Forster’s direction highly entertaining.
The protagonist, played beautifully low-key by Will Ferrell, is a character you will deeply care for but also smile at when things go wrong for him. Ferrell is supported with great performances by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.
Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, once wrote: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. For Will Ferrell’s character, Harold Crick, IRS auditor, this has never been more true.
This film is a joy to watch.
You can find more information on this U.S. movie on Wikipedia and IMDb.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching trailers. If there is one film you should watch without knowing anything about the storyline beforehand, it is this one.
The following trailer explains the whole story from beginning to end, completely ruining a whole series of amazing surprises. You have been warned!
Title: Stranger Than Fiction
Direction: Marc Forster
Screenplay: Zach Helm
Cinematography: Roberto Schaefer
Editing: Matt Chesse
Score: Britt Daniel, Brian Reitzell
Stars: Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah
After reading your enthusiastic review I ordered a copy from Lovefilm. I was bored to death by this silly pretentious nonsense. Watching Dustin Hoffman convinced me he thought likewise! A waste of everybody’s talent except the studio that made it!
gah! I love this movie! I wish I knew more about film but this is great (: thanks for following my blog
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I can only recommend this movie. Difference that should be appreciated.
I love this film! I never felt it got the full attention it deserved here in the UK. Thank you so much for featuring it.
I’m not usually a fan of Will Ferrel, but this was a good movie. Especially because of Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson and Queen Latifah. I love Emma Thompson’s voice, so having her narrate it is awesome.
For all SORTS of reasons, I love this movie and all the many sorts of statements it makes about life in general. Glad to see that others agree. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and giving me a chance to look at yours.
This is such a quirky movie. My husband I and both loved it! This might well be the only Will Ferrel movie my husband will ever like! 😉
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I wish more people knew about this movie, it is one of Will Ferrell’s best performances, and an interesting concept for a movie, that is fully realized.
Great movie and great choice of movie..thanks for sharing.