Friday, April 10, 2009

Stranger than Fiction

What was I thinking when I got this DVD to watch! That pretty much sums up the entire movie.

Movie begins with the narration of life of Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) an IRS employee in minute details, such as when he gets up, how he brushes his teeth etc etc. And you wait this to stop as the movie progresses, right? But no, it gets a weird turn. Harold starts to listen to everything. Wait, what?! Exactly! I wasn't sure what's happening, either.

Anyways, there is an author (Emma Thompson) who is writing a story that resembles in every detail to Harold's real life and she also happens to be the mystery narrator. How does she narrate it because she doesn't know him, not clear! But one thing is clear that she kills the main character in all her best-sellers.

With the help of a college professor, Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman) Harold finds her and decides to meet her to request a change in the end. That seems hard for her to do as this is her masterpiece. Professor seconds her and suggests Harold to die rather than her changing the end of the story. Is this some kind of joke or what?

I shall rather stop here. You decide if you'd like to watch it! I wish I hadn't.

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