Rent Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

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1h 48min
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Synopsis:
Will Ferrell stars as Harold Crick, a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life. With the help of Professor Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman), Harold discovers he's the main character in a novel-in-progress and that the voice belongs to Karen Eiffel (Emma Thompson), an eccentric author famous known for killing her main characters in creative ways. Harold must quickly track down Eiffel and stop her before she conjures up a way to finish him off.
Actors:
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Directors:
Voiced By:
Julien Heron, Lora Cain, Bob Papenbrook, Michael McColl
Writers:
Zach Helm
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/04/2007
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, Hindi
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The VFX of Stranger Than Fiction - Featurette
  • Actors in Search of a Story - Featurette
  • Building the Team - Featurette
  • On Location in Chicago - Featurette
  • Words on a Page - Featurette
  • On The Set - Featurette
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/04/2007
Run Time:
113 minutes
Languages:
English, French
Subtitles:
Arabic, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, Hindi
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Multiple Behind The Scenes Featurettes

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Reviews (9) of Stranger Than Fiction

Unexpectedly good - Stranger Than Fiction review by cocky

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03/01/2010

Unexpectedly amusing & unusual yet enjoyable storyline.

Will Ferrell is pretty naive about his whole state & the end of the film leaves you all fuzzy

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Unusual and cleverly written. - Stranger Than Fiction review by Shatner's Bassoon

Spoiler Alert
07/04/2010

'Stranger than fiction' is one of those films which probably suffers poor reviews due to the way it's promoted as a comedy. If you're expecting a typically wacky Will Ferrell over the top comedy you're going to be disappointed. Although far more mainstream, the film is very similar in tone films like 'Be Kind Rewind', 'Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind' and 'Being John Malkovich' and while there is some comedy in the film it's more dark and surreal than laugh out loud comedy. The acting was great and the story within a story plotline was really clever idea and superbly executed, and if you like films by 'Spike Jonze' or 'Michel Gondry' chances are you like this.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Fantastic - Stranger Than Fiction review by GA

Spoiler Alert
18/04/2007

I am a huge Will Ferell fan to begin with, but really do prefer him playing these (slightly) straight man roles!! This film was both hilarious to the point where I spurted red wine all over myself I was laughing so hard and poignant. the characthers are so well written and sypathetic, but most importantly I felt, likeable!! Emma Thompson was great, Maggie Gyllenhall I found very attractive for the first time and Dustin Hoffman was hilarious!!

I really regret not watching this at the cinema as it will be for me the one of the most memorable movies of the year!!

I may go out and by it today!!

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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