Review: Stranger Than Fiction

“Stranger Than Fiction”
Run time: 1:57

An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

They say there are only 7 stories that you can write about, but I don’t remember seeing this premise in the handbook. Will Ferrell is IRS auditor Harold Grick, and his performance is not the normal performance we’ve come acustomed to. He’s sad, sardonic, lonely and empty. Until one day he begins to hear a woman’s voice narrating his life. Emma Thompson is the narrator who is writing her latest novel “Death and Taxes”, but what neither of them know is every keystroke on her typewriter dictates Harold’s life.

This movie is getting good reviews for good reason. The movie’s pace is nice and the opening titles set a very nice tone for the rest of the movie. Dustin Hoffman is wonderful as an Engligh Literature professor helping Harold narrow down the list of possible author’s that could be narrating his life.

This is a good moive and very smart. Check it out.

Rating 4 out of 5

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