Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

“I may already be dead, just not typed. ” – Harold

Number of Times Seen – 2 (4 Mar 2007 and 13 Jul 2017)

Brief Synopsis – A IRS tax agent discovers that he is a character in a story and tries to find a way for him to escape the fate of death.

My Take on it – Will Ferrell is an amazing actor and this film is the perfect showcase for his abilities because we get to see both his serious nature and also his physical comedy.

This is perhaps his best performance in a film because of the way that he is able to portray this character.

Normally, when reading a book or watching a movie, we don’t pay much attention to the way that the narrator or author makes decisions that result in actions and consequences for the characters.

This film lets us understand that there actually might be different kinds of repercussions to those various decisions.

We get much insight in this film to the way that a narrator and characters act based on those kind of decisions.

The visual effects that constantly pop up on screen explaining things helps make the story even more interesting to follow since it gives us an innovative way for us to understand and relate to the actions of the characters.

Any change or deviation from the normal routine could really skew the way that the rest of the character’s life will be lived.

Bottom Line – Such a fun film because of the way it gives us insight into the mind of both a narrator and a character.  Ferrell is the perfect choice for the lead here and this is one of his best performances.  The visual effects used to help tell the story make it even more interesting to follow because it helps to make us understand and relate to the main character’s life and how a change in his routine could really skew the rest of the way his life goes.  Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The novel which Karen Eiffel is writing is called “Death and Taxes.” This is a reference to the famous quote, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” written by Benjamin Franklin in a 1789 letter addressed to Jean-Baptiste Leroy. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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