Stranger Than Fiction

{5/5} “Little did he know that this simple, seemingly innocuous, act would result in his imminent death.”

Stranger Than Fiction, released in 2006

Harold Crick, an IRS agent, starts hearing a voice narrating his life, which is fairly annoying. He’s auditing a baker who he’s attracted to. When the voice mentions that Harold is going to die, he freaks out even more. Meanwhile, a writer is trying to figure out a way to kill off her character named Harold Crick.

It’s a brilliant premise, it’s funny, and it’s romantic.

It has a distinctive style of graphics that occasionally overlay the video.

It’s a beautiful movie.

One more quotation: “You’re never too old to go to space camp, dude.”

Tony Hale and Dustin Hoffman have important roles. Tom Hulce shows up even though he’s otherwise retired.

Stars Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Emma Thompson. Directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace). The playful music is by Britt Daniel and Brian Reitzell.

This is the 2nd or 3rd time I’ve seen it.

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