Stranger than fiction

stranger than fiction - Stranger Than Fiction
Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his life. The narrator it is extraordinarily accurate, and Harold recognizes the voice as an esteemed author he saw on TV. But when the narration reveals that he is going to die, Harold must find the author of the story, and ultimately his life, to convince her to change the ending of the story before it is too late.
@posham (1237)
Philippines
July 9, 2008 3:47pm CST
Life trully is stranger than fiction. You never know what to expect, and those things that you do look forward to usually failed to be what they seemed. That is how I felt watching Stranger Than Fiction. At first, it seemed like your usual commedy having Will Ferrell (Harold Crick) as the main hero. But then as the film progressed, I realized how beautiful this story was written. How the mundane became an adventure. Just like how we take our everyday lives for granted, Harold, also swallowed his life unchewed. He attacked life as typical as how he solved math problems - void of emotion. He spet his days counting every single steps he made, calculating possible angles not realizing that all these are irrelevant compared to the amount of time lost when he could have simply lived. On the other hand, the narrator also had her hands full. She goes about her everyday consuming her life just to create stories of how other characters' lives will end. Only to be enveloped by guilt when the character she was plotting on killing materialized before her. So how will the story end? Like how all are supposed to end. Watch this film and see how your own life unfold before your eyes.
3 responses
@snowy22315 (36400)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I thought Stranger than Fiction was a pretty interesting movie. I like some of Will Ferrells movies and not others. I just thought this movie was kind of unusal. I did not take any great meaning out of it or anything. I think if it had a message it was just live each day to it's fullest.
@posham (1237)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
yeah, i just wonder if writers ever had a hard time killing off characters, especially if it's the main hero of the story.. isn't it weird trying to think of something to end one's life? even if it' just fiction?
@Tantrums (949)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
One of the best Will Farrel movie! I really did like this movie. At first, before I watched this movie, I thought it would be a typical Will Ferrell type of comedy, but later, I realized it was quite different. I didn't have a hard time understanding it at all. I'm good with movies, since I watch a lot, but it truly was a very interesting story, and I liked the way it ended too.
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
30 Aug 08
I am actually watching this film at the moment. It's the second time I recorded it on DVR. I never watched it the first time because I was too consumed in the Olympics. But today I randomly saw the end of it when I was flipping through the channels, which made me really angry because I wanted to watch the whole movie before I saw the end. As a writer I can tell you this situation freaks me out. I don't know what I would do if Darien, one of the characters I'm attached to who I have created, were to suddenly show up at my door. I'd faint I think and call 911. What I did see of the story though is really beautiful and I'm looking forward to watching the rest of it.