Stranger Than Fiction

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If you enjoy funny movies that don’t have stupid site-gags, juvenile toilet humor and cheesy one-liners you’re going to love the dramatic, romantic-comedy Stranger Then Fiction. Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) is an IRS agent living a dull life until he begins hearing a voice that narrates his thoughts and movements. (Sounds more like a wife to me.) The voice sounds like it’s reading a book so he searches out a literary professor named Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman) who, through a series of questions, realizes that the voice is that of renowned author Kay Eiffel (Emma Thompson). Kay is under pressure to finish her book by her publisher Penny Eschar (Queen Latifah) and is not aware that the main character in her novel is a real person. After tracking Kay down, Harold realizes that he is supposed to die at the end of the story. He radically changes his lifestyle by becoming romantically involved with one of his clients named Ana Pascal (Maggie Gyllenhaal) who shows him how to have a good time. (Isn’t that against the law?) This film has an imaginative script and superb acting by the entire cast. Will Ferrell did a wonderful job showing he has true talent as a dramatic actor. I would complain that some of the scenes tend to run long, but sprinkled throughout the movie are funny, insightful narrations. (No pun intended.) To my dismay, moviegoers are never told whether Harold really is real or just a fictional character. I guess that isn’t too bad since some people can’t decide if Santa is fictional or not. I’m giving this humorous, entertaining film a B+ rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.