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Stranger Than Fiction


Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson View All


Marc Forster (Director), Zach Helm (Screenplay) View All

Release: Sep. 9th, 2006
Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes
Harold Crick is a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life.
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Ferrell is cast dramatically against type as Harold Crick, a lonely and brilliant IRS agent who wakes up one day and hears a female voice narrating his life, which the pragmatic and completely practical Crick finds unsettling at first but learns to accept it to a point, until the day the narrator an....
Add the fact that Will Ferrell is playing a somewhat straighter role than his over the top performances that came before and some clever direction and you have a successful film.
Holden Pike
As clever and fanciful as the film's central conceit is, ultimately the movie works because we, too, become attached to Harold Crick and his fate.