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Stranger Than Fiction, 2006

Stranger Than Fiction
Directed by: Marc Forster
Written by: Zach Helm
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  113 min
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
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The mood of Stranger Than Fiction is clever, witty, and contemplative. The plot centers around the life of a writer, human nature, and themes of mind and soul. It is a comedy and fantasy movie. Stylistically, Stranger Than Fiction is postmodernist, is surreal, and includes a voice over. The setting is Chicago. It happens in contemporary times. Stranger Than Fiction is known for being original, critically acclaimed, and an award winner. Note that it includes nudity.

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Known to most audiences for his hilarious characters, funnyman Will Ferrell continues to try his hand... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 14 December 2006
Runtime: 113 min

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Will Ferrell Will Ferrell As Harold Crick
Emma Thompson Emma Thompson As Karen Eiffel
Maggie Gyllenhaal Maggie Gyllenhaal As Ana Pascal
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San Francisco Chronicle
In a film that easily could have been cold or ironical, Ferrell provides the emotional thrust.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
With a track record that stretches from "Monster's Ball" all the way to "Finding Neverland," Forster is clearly a director at ease with a wide range of material. He's found confection-land here, setting his beater on ready-whip and mixing the dough...
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I think this is the sole Will Ferrell movie I enjoyed. It has a lot to do with the fact that it's not a standard Ferrell flick.
20.January.2011 |  by: Kevin
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I was really pleasantly surprised by this film. I wasn't expecting it to be that funny (Will Ferrell comedy is not my style), but it was. It's smart, low-key comedy and it's also quite sweet and charming. I thought the acting was great, even by the...
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11.May.2009 |  by: Rowan MacBean
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Fantastic movie. One of the few films that, as it closes, gives you goosebumps.
27.March.2009 |  by: rainforest_elf
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rainforest_elf rated this title
This film has a slow pace and you have to give it some time and let me say that this is not a comedy. There are funny spots but it's more of a drama and Will Ferrell is playing against typecast and you've never seen him like this. I really enjoyed...
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22.March.2009 |  by: prozac pop
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prozac pop rated this title
This movie really surprised me because I didn't know what to expect. Being used to Will Ferrell as a slapstick kind of actor, I was impressed that he was able to pull off a more serious role. The overall plot was interesting as Dustin Hoffman tries...
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22.March.2009 |  by: spdracerx
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spdracerx rated this title
Beautifully written, funny, witty and well-acted by Will Ferrell and Dustin Hoffman. One of the best films of the last several years.
20.March.2009 |  by: GP
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GP rated this title
Much cuter than we thought it would be! Will Ferrell was actually good and played a likable character.
18.March.2009 |  by: coolerboy98
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coolerboy98 rated this title
What can I say, I was under the impression at first that this film was just another knock off of Being John Malkovich or maybe something less original. So imagine my surprise when I was thrown in to a roller coaster of emotions, laughter, sadness,...
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17.March.2009 |  by: macntashi
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macntashi rated this title
Charming
a light, charming drama, with terrific actors (Will Ferrell proves that he's more than just a comedy guy), a very good choice for a feel-good movie and something that will leave you with a smile on your face at the end. highly recommended!
30.October.2008 |  by: Anita.Hoffman
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i liked it a lot
it is offbeat and original, and you know that without even watching the movie, just look at the cast: Will Ferrell and Emma Thompson cast together in the same movie. Ferrell is trying to expand his acting skills. Dustin Hoffman plays a small part...
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14.September.2008 |  by: fletcher.munson
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stranger than fiction!
This is a very odd movie. don't get me wrong - I liked it a lot! but I somehow feel I can't describe it very well. what I *can* say is that it's very original - and i don't think it's common to see original ideas these days. also it has a quirky and...
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25.August.2008 |  by: mathilda
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mathilda rated this title
nice - but that's all
Not so good. A bit boring and expected - it could be better.
14.August.2008 |  by: mor318
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