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  • 8 years ago
  • Don't think theres been anything posted about this film yet, I tried a search!

    Stranger Than Fiction

    Will Ferrell
    Maggie Gyllenhaal
    Dustin Hoffman
    Queen Latifah
    Emma Thompson

    from IMDB:
    "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."

    Anyone heard anything else about it? I'm intrigued and looking forward to seeing Ferrell in a bit of a different role!
  • 8 years ago
  • TRAILER: http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/strangerthanfiction/large.html

    It looks great. Definitely seems completely original and I do love Ferrell in the role.

    It's hard to understand though how exactly this movie will work. By the end of the trailer it seems clear that they are living in the same world, so I'm not sure how it will all connect realistically (unless we're suppose to suspend disbelief), but I'm looking forward to finding out.
  • 8 years ago
  • Excellent choice for a thread. I learned about it in Vanity Fair a while back, there was an interview with the writer, Zack Helm. He seems to be a screenwriter to watch.
  • 8 years ago
  • I read about it on IMDB. I browse the new titles coming out. It looks a real hoot.
  • 8 years ago
  • reminds me of the Epica song consign to oblivion,, lyrics somewhere in the song: reality is sometimes Stranger Than Fiction..

    sorry :)
  • 8 years ago
  • yeah I'm really looking forward to see Will Farrell in this one, looks like it's got a pretty good storyline too.
  • 8 years ago
  • the website for this movie is pretty funny. Emma Thompson does the narrarating as you go through the pages (banking off the movies concept).

    http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/strangerthanfiction/
  • 8 years ago
  • reminds me of the Epica song consign to oblivion,, lyrics somewhere in the song: reality is sometimes Stranger Than Fiction..

    sorry :)

    How about the Bad Religion song, Stranger than Fiction?
  • 8 years ago
  • dont know that song. So this movie comes out this week. anyone else going?

    Looks like Ain't It Cool News liked it.

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/30512
  • 8 years ago
  • Never quote AICN in these forums or I will flog you. Harry Knowles might be the antichrist.
  • 8 years ago
  • my bad. at least it wasn't Harry that reviewed it, Massawyrm did...who I think is a little better.

    I'm bummed because I keep thinking today is Thursday and that I can see the movie tomorrow...womp wah
  • 8 years ago
    • yoli
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    It seems like an interesting story, but I think it's the kind of movie that will get me bored after awhile.

    I'd still like to see it though.
  • 8 years ago
  • hi there i'm one of the newest member of this site, I am interested to know new and old fiction movies as well as drew barrymore up coming movies and her other movies thanks a lot :marchmellow:
  • 8 years ago
  • Well it has been long awaited, but its finally here and I thoroughly enjoyed it. From start to finish I was engaged.

    Emma Thomson was great as the depressed writer narating the story... and Will Ferrell pulls off his character Harold Crick very well.

    A lovely film perfect for watching on a wintery afternoon :)

    Anyone else seen it yet, what did you think?
  • 8 years ago
  • I enjoyed the film myself also. Harold Crick's story was amazing from counting brush strokes to how many steps it took him to get to the bus stop. Just developed him even more when you see him walk into the workplace and answer a difficult math problem like that. It just shows you that his life was routine.
    Throw into the mix a struggling writer who is narrating his life, and you have a perfect traggic comedy. Worth a viewing!
  • 8 years ago
  • I couldn't agree more! You said it perfectly. I was glad that it actually turned out to live up to it's potential...with the way movies have gone this year, I was a bit worried.
  • 8 years ago
  • Dude, check out the trailer for "Music & Lyrics" starring D.B. and Hugh Grant. It looks great, and stars two of my favorite actors!
  • 8 years ago
  • It definetly was stranger than fiction lol. A enjoyable movie tho.
  • 7 years ago
  • It's here:

    http://www.angelfire.com/planet/parodyscripts/scripts/strangerthanfiction.html/

    No, I still have no idea why Harold Crick was able to hear Karen Eiffel, because, apparently, the best way to work around an inexplicable gimmick is to never explain it.

    Sample:

    EMMA'S VOICE f*cks WILL up. It narrates his movements when
    he is working, talking to people, and ogling MAGGIE
    GYLLENHAAL'S T*TS VIA TRIGONOMETRY. Sometimes, it narrates
    parallel to the events in WILL'S life; other times, it warps
    time and space, narrating as if WILL is doing three
    different things at three different places simultaneously,
    even though WILL listens to the narration in real-time.

    DUSTIN HOFFMAN
    I draw pleasure from giving Will
    idiotic instructions and berating
    him for following them.
    (pause)
    As a literary expert and a moron, I
    suggest you prevent your imminent death
    by altering your current set of
    behaviors, despite the glaring possibility
    that your efforts might also be
    part of the plot that triggers your death.
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