Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction

Karen Effiel (Emma Thompson) is an author writing her latest novel about a sad, silly man named Harold Crick. What she doesn't know is that her fictionalised character is real. The real Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) is an IRS agent who one day begins hearing Karen's voice, narrating his life. This distracting development creates havoc for Harold, unable to concentrate with all that talking, and worried for his state of mind - given no one else can hear the voice. It's all relatively harmless though, untill the voices announces that Harold will very soon die.

2007113 minsUSA
ComedyDramaFantasyRomance

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Stranger Than Fiction / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The oft-examined intersections of reality and fantasy get a thorough workout in "Stranger Than Fiction." Bound to be compared to the work of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, who has set the standard for this sort of intricate cinematic mischief over the past several years...A good B.O. attraction with long-distance potential for smart-skewing audiences...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

In practice, "Fiction" isn't nearly that unusual. Less like "Adaptation" than a smarter version of "Click," the picture pleases while remaining unchallenging to a broad audience...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Has some quirky points, but it's very sugary and sentimental, and feeble compared to the work of those who have done the same sort of thing better: Woody Allen or Charlie Kaufman...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

"Stranger Than Fiction" is a meditation on life, art and romance, and on the kinds of responsibility we have. Such an uncommonly intelligent film does not often get made...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Entertaining and accessible philosophical stroll with Will Ferrell putting in a surprisingly good dramatic performance...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

For all his storytelling dexterity, Helm can’t conclude his tale with the courage he has at the start, and the ending will more likely annoy than delight. But by this time, both Crick and the film itself have earned enough goodwill in the bank to mitigate against any gripes. If only all postmodernism was so endearing and entertaining...

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BBC

BBC

Instead of finishing with a bang it peters out, but this existential yarn is still fresh and funny enough to justify taking two hours out of your life...

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