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  • The filming and computer work on this film are amazing
  • This isn't invasive and I found that it actually adds a good bit to the story
  • The only thing I didn't really get (trying to avoid any spoilers

    • by Ash Marie

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      Stranger than Fiction, debuting in 2006, is a movie starring Will Ferrel. The movie is about an IRS agent named Harold Crick. Mr. Crick lives a very dull and redundant life until he starts hearing a voice narrating his actions. The movie continues as he tries to find the cause of this voice and go about his life. Harold goes through a significant life change after the voice utters a phrase that makes him less worried that he is a schizophrenic and more worried about what the little voice is actually saying. The movie is very confusing, but not

      in a way that’s off-putting and annoying.

      I was a little skeptical when I started watching this movie. Most Will Ferrel comedies are a little immature (still funny, but in a very repetitive, silly, slapstick sort of way.) This, however, was very surprising. The movie was very funny, but in a more grown up sort of comedy.

      The filming and computer work on this film are amazing. Crick lives in a busy city, which is beautifully captured by the camera. All of Harold’s day is a series of numbers, as he is a numbers sort of man. Throughout the film, the ...

      • viewer (not the characters) see a series of blue layouts, floor plans, charts, maps, etc. thrown across the screen in a processing visualization of Harold’s brain. When he jumps off the bus, we see the layout of the streets he’s taking home. When he is doing calculations for a coworker, we see the product pop onto the screen. This isn’t invasive and I found that it actually adds a good bit to the story.

        The characters are also fantastically cast. I absolutely hate when a good story gets ruined because someone tries to cast big names and ends up with

        people who don’t fit the roles. This isn’t at all an issue. All the characters are fantastically cast, costumed, and played.

        I loved this movie. The only thing I didn’t really get (trying to avoid any spoilers!) was the big push at the ending. It just sort of sucked the realism out of things. Like, “Hey, just roll with it! You’ll be better for it!” It fit into the story, but it just didn’t seem like what anyone in their right mind would do.

        Anyway, I hope you’ve found this helpful and you enjoy the movie if you look into it!

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