Stranger Than Fiction

2006, Comedy/Fantasy, 1h 45m

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A fun, whimsical tale about an office drone trying to save his life from his narrator, Stranger Than Fiction features a subdued performances from Will Ferrell that contributes mightily to its quirky, mind-bending affect. Read critic reviews

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A mentally unstable IRS auditor (Will Ferrell) hears an author's (Emma Thompson) voice in his head and discovers that he is the ill-fated protagonist of her latest work. While a book-company employee (Queen Latifah) tries to cure the author's case of writer's block, the auditor and a professor (Dustin Hoffman) set out to find the woman and make her change her story.

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  • Jan 20, 2016
    An interesting premise that is smoothly made into one good film.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Feb 08, 2014
    Most of Willl Ferrell's characters are morons. Ricky Bobby, Ron Burgandy, and so many others just stupid. Normally when I hear Will Ferrell's movies I get excited an then disappointed. This movie is different from the others. This movie is focused on Harold Crick an IRS agent whose life is being written on by a person who kills off all of her main characters. Crick now has to find a way to stop it. The author learns of what she is doing and is forced with a tough decision to let him live or to write the novel anyway. This movie isn't one of Will Ferrell's stupid comedies. It truly has a meaning and a great one at that. 5 Stars 1-24-14
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  • Oct 26, 2012
    Will Farrell unfortunately fades into the wall but the writing and Emma Thompson do enough to make this memorable. Very interesting concept.
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  • Aug 31, 2012
    Ferrel gives a legit serious performance for once, and unlike a few other comedian actors, Ferrel does a fantastic job at this role.
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