Stranger Than Fiction (1999)


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A group of friends discover that they don't know one of their fellows nearly as well as they imagine in this unusual horror tale. Jared (Mackenzie Astin) shows up at the home of his best friend Austin (Todd Field), wounded and bloody and telling a horrible story of a strange man killed in his apartment. Hoping to calm down their hysterical friend, Austin and Jared, with their friends Violet (Natasha Gregson Wagner) and Emma (Dina Meyer) in tow, head back to Jared's apartment to survey the … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Tim Garrick, Scott Russell
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 4, 2004



as Austin/Donovan

as Bubba

as Mrs. Steiner

as Homeless Man

as Young Man

as Newscaster
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Critic Reviews for Stranger Than Fiction

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

The developments are not so much shocking than bewilderingly confusing.

Full Review… | December 27, 2009

I love movies like this but I hate reviewing them - they must be seen and felt to be properly appreciated, and I never feel I do justice to my feelings on the page. I hope you reward these filmmakers by seeing this one.

Full Review… | July 17, 2008

...a clever concept that is given uneven execution by scripter Zach Helm

Full Review… | November 18, 2006
Reeling Reviews

Sweetly funny and thought-provoking, "Stranger Than Fiction" truly isn't a "Will Ferrell movie."

Full Review… | November 14, 2006
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Not as strange as it needed to be.

August 21, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Stranger Than Fiction


This movie is not well known at all. It is one that really fell off the radar. Great movie about friends covering up a muder. Good plot, good acting and great ending.

Excellent movie with a twist at the ending.

Shaqs Wife

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