135. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

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7.7 Intriguing
  • Acting 7.7
  • Directing 7.5
  • Story 8.0
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Starring: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman

Director: Marc Forster

Running Time: 113 mins


Stranger Than Fiction is an American film about a taxman who begins to hear his entire life being narrated by a strange voice, and when he hears that he is going to die, he sets about finding the writer of the novel about him, so that he can convince her not to kill him off.

This was a really weird film, with an extremely strange concept, but that’s in the title, so it can be expected. I felt that it was very original, and it managed to keep a good balance of comedy and drama throughout the whole film, with Will Ferrell covering for the humour, and the story for all of the drama.

The film wasn’t perfect, and it perhaps wan’t as funny as I expected, but that’s not much of a problem when you watch this, because the story is actually so intriguing that you completely forget the fact that this is partly a comedy movie.

Also, some parts of the film were a little boring, and a bit long-winded, but overall, it was very enjoyable, with a very cool, albeit bizarre storyline, so that’s why it gets 7.7 from me.

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