Stranger than Fiction (2006)

Stranger than Fiction
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Moderate themes,Infrequnet moderate coarse language

Director: Marc Forster
Actors: Will Ferrell, Queen Latifah, Peter Grosz, Ricky Adams, Christian Stolte, Denise Hughes, Peggy Roeder, Tonray Ho, Tony Hale, William Dick, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Danny Rhodes, Helen Young, David Pompeii, Linara Washington, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman

Karen Effiel is an author writing her latest novel about an isolated man named Harold Crick. What she doesn't know is that her fictionalized character is real. The real Harold Crick is an IRS agent who has lived a dull existence and one day begins to hear Karen's voice as she narrates what she puts on paper to what Harold has and is doing. Because of this Harold enlists the help of a literary professor to find out what is happening and ends up changing things about his life including beginning a relationship with his IRS client, a government-hating bakery owner named Ana Pascal. Harold, however, finds trouble when he hears that Karen plans to kill him.

DVD
Status: QuickPick
Run time: 113mins
Origin: UNITED STATES
Aspect Ratio: Dolby Digital 5.1

Member Reviews (163)

Mike W.
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Brilliant....at first you think...What's this....hang in there...it evolves. Very unusual. Great cast. Best movie I have enjoyed from Qickflix over the past year.
Posted Friday, 21 March 2014 See my other reviews
Kim
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Turned it off after 20 mins.......sooooooo slow and boring without a laugh!
Posted Saturday, 8 March 2014 See my other reviews
kimbo
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The acting was great. Will Farrel does a great job and so does Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. All the characters worked well together and it turned out really well. I didn't really listen for the soundtrack so I don't remember if it was good or not, but it definitely wasn't horrible. The story line is somewhat simple, but original and well done.
Posted Wednesday, 14 August 2013 See my other reviews
mlv
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Delightful. Not a Will Ferrell comedy fan, so it was a nice surprise to see him in a sensitive, caring role. Loved the story.
Posted Thursday, 13 June 2013 See my other reviews
Purplesue
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Something very different for Will Ferrell for a change. Not a fan of his, as for me I find his movies quite stuped, but enjoyed him in this one. A lot of stars, but for once they didn't detract from the unique storyline. Loved it. A 3 1/2* from me.
Posted Sunday, 31 March 2013 See my other reviews
D.M.
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Fabulous film, a visual treat, entertaining, funny and poignant at the same time and brilliantly cast. The sharp edginess that is a great part of the first half of the film relaxes as the life of Harold Crick takes on more ease. A very clever film that is slightly too long but one that cinephiles will be sure to appreciate.
Posted Wednesday, 6 March 2013 See my other reviews
hb_douglas
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Good performances make this work better than I expected.
Posted Friday, 1 February 2013 See my other reviews
Ruthy
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Fantastic film. Totally unexpected and charming and riveting. Both my husband and I totally enjoyed it. I think I many only have picked it because Will Farrell was in it.....but it is so not a typical Will Farrell film and I think it was all the better for it. Definately worth watching.
Posted Saturday, 28 July 2012 See my other reviews
McLovin
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5* until the last ten minutes. Great idea for a story, but what a stupid ending!
Posted Friday, 6 April 2012 See my other reviews
Anita
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Thought this movie was a bit slow at first, but then l found l couldnt stop watching it, and ended up really enjoying it.
Posted Friday, 30 March 2012 See my other reviews
Michael Brindley
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The premise never really makes sense, but if you don't buy the premise, you never really buy the movie. A surprisingly restrained performance from Will Ferrell.
Posted Thursday, 29 December 2011 See my other reviews
angela carroll
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I didn't enjoy this movie at all.I foound it slow and each scene rather boringly drawn out.Have since heard a reviewer praise it to high heaven but my friend and I just survuved it to see what would happen. Emmma Thompson looked as if she was constipated, or rather, asked to look as if she were. Hoffman similarlyset his face to express as little as possible.
Posted Friday, 9 December 2011 See my other reviews
Jeff W
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Very little comedy, but an interesting story.
Posted Tuesday, 9 August 2011 See my other reviews
Sam
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very nice movie, really liked it alot
Posted Thursday, 3 June 2010 See my other reviews
Jodie B.
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Now this was an interesting one. I thought Will Ferrell was great in it. Not at all like the trash he puts out now. Worth a watch - don't judge it just because Will Ferrell is in it.
Posted Friday, 7 May 2010 See my other reviews
Megan B.
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Totally fell in love with the movie! Admittedly a dedicated Emma Thompson fan, I found her to be at her quirky best, which suited an equally quirky story!
Posted Saturday, 13 March 2010 See my other reviews
Cynthia B.
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Had potential at the beginning to be a somewhat decent film - but it really dragged out too long. Farrell is a quasi serious role? What a waste of his true talent. Not worth the effort of watching.
Posted Sunday, 21 February 2010 See my other reviews
Jacquie
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Must be a chick flick. All the men in my family were very bored but the women thought it was OK.
Posted Wednesday, 10 February 2010 See my other reviews
Melysa
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Not like his (Ferrel) usual stuff, expected it to be a lot funnier. Was a little disappointed.
Posted Friday, 22 January 2010 See my other reviews
Meegan A.
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Brilliant film. Really unusual style. Great cast. Worth watching.
Posted Monday, 23 November 2009 See my other reviews
Rob
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love this movie, very different but awesome
Posted Wednesday, 18 November 2009 See my other reviews
Patsy
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This was a very unusual but facinating, slow but very watchable. Emma Thompson's voice is a great compliment to the movie - makes you want to watch more.
Posted Monday, 19 October 2009 See my other reviews
Kathryn
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Will Farrell was great in this film. It was good to see him do something different. This is apparently a Drama/Comedy. However, I think it is more drama than comedy and if Will Farrell fans watch this expecting the comedic side of him they might get disappointed. But I really enjoyed the movie and it's concept. I didn't expect it to end the way it did either.
Posted Sunday, 11 October 2009 See my other reviews
Tracey
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a good movie happy ending
Posted Saturday, 3 October 2009 See my other reviews
Rhonda P.
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After all the hype I've read about this movie, I was seriously disappointed.
Posted Thursday, 1 October 2009 See my other reviews
Judith
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This was a most intriguing film, strange but interesting viewing.
Posted Monday, 24 August 2009 See my other reviews
Rod S.
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A real surprise package! Will Ferrell is impressive going for pathos and drama - rather than gross-out comedy. Maggie Gyllenhaal (not one of faves) is great in this and when you add Emma Thomson and Dustin Hoffmann into the mix it only gets better. While the film may owe something to Niebla or even Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions in the author meeting their 'fictional' creation - this really is warm and entertaining movie with some great subtlety. Far superior to the intellectual exercises like Adaptation or Being John Malkovich.
Posted Monday, 27 July 2009 See my other reviews
gol
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If I had not read the reviews we would have turned this off in the first 10 minutes. BUT bear with it , certainly a different unusual plot. The quality cast carries it off, to the extent we enjoyed it. Reoommended if you want something a little off beat.
Posted Monday, 22 June 2009 See my other reviews
Robyn E.
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Weird. Takes a while to get involved in the plot, but you want to see the ending. Worth a look but be patient.
Posted Tuesday, 5 May 2009 See my other reviews
Katrina
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A bit slow, a bit boring, a bit weird, a bit cute, a bit interesting - a bit of lots of things but not a lot good. Certainly wouldn't give it a second viewing but it still had enough of something to make me watch the whole movie.
Posted Tuesday, 28 April 2009 See my other reviews
Jessica
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Just great. You're hooked at the start, you decide to stay around at the middle (even when you start to get a little bit bored) and then it's total pay off at the end. It did start to get fairly average in the middle but the ending makes it completely worth it. I didn't realise, when booking this movie, that it had such a noteworthy cast. Every single cast member has talent and that type of artistic ideal that leads them to this sort of movie. I won't rate it 5/5 because i did start to mentally ask them to get me interested again after the first half an hour. But shortly after that I was hooked again and stayed until the end. I don't want to give anything away for the ending (and I always guess the ending correctly!!!, and technically I did this time around too) but its worthy just becuase it makes you think outside the character and outside the author to how or what's the way you may have made this story happen. And why you made that choice.
Posted Tuesday, 21 April 2009 See my other reviews
Shannon
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Strange, weird and unusual...i loved it
Posted Monday, 13 April 2009 See my other reviews
Robert G.
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Certainly different - strange movie that nearly got the flick in the first ten minutes - persevered to the end. Not my cup of tea!
Posted Wednesday, 18 March 2009 See my other reviews
Wayne
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Nice to see something a little different. Not a comedy, not even black, but an interesting concept handled in a level headed way to make it as believable as possible. The first 30 minutes held a bit of promise that this was going to be something very special but it's just a little too slow. Nevertheless, if you're in the mood to flop on the couch and accept the slower pace, it's worth watching for it's concept.
Posted Thursday, 12 March 2009 See my other reviews
Jessica B.
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I love the characters in the movie. I love how much they learn about themselves, and each other. This movie is clever and has depth, without being overly dense. A good "in between" comedy and arthouse.
Posted Monday, 23 February 2009 See my other reviews
Jo-Anne
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An interestign premise.Will ferrell plays this semi - dramtic role perfectly of the guy caught up in something he can't believe is happening. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Posted Saturday, 21 February 2009 See my other reviews
Esther
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great movie - tragedy and comedy in one hit! genius.
Posted Tuesday, 20 January 2009 See my other reviews
Bronwyn R.
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A totally charming, delightful, intriguing and also very touching story. Also a very clever storyline by Zach Helm. Wonderful acting by Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson. Was totally surprised and charmed by Will Ferrell's performance of a shy introverted nerd who gradually morphs into a very likeable person. Make sure you watch the two 'Book Channel interviews' in the DVD extras - they are hilarious!
Posted Friday, 16 January 2009 See my other reviews
Janis F.
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Sorry not my type of movie. turned off 30 mns into film. couldn't see anything funny or make sense of it.
Posted Saturday, 3 January 2009 See my other reviews
Jane G.
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WOW, Will Ferrell can actually act, LOL! Emma Thompson, as usual, was brilliant, as was the formidable Dustin Hoffman. Definitely not your usual Will Ferrell movie, but totally enjoyable and uplifting. Sure, as with most Hollywood flicks, this was copied from a European film (but with a different ending) so the story line and even the script was impressive. Recommended viewing.
Posted Wednesday, 24 December 2008 See my other reviews
Jordan G.
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I'm not usually a big Colin F fan but I really enjoyed watching him in this film. The film was different than what I expected....it was a more meaningful comedy and had a very creative storyline. Worth watching.
Posted Friday, 28 November 2008 See my other reviews
Krystie W.
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Will Ferrell always great and credit to a TOP cast! Oddball and a very interesting storyline...sweet and funny!
Posted Tuesday, 18 November 2008 See my other reviews
Sarah M.
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Quirky and clever, this is one of my favourites. I say don't bother renting--buy it!
Posted Monday, 27 October 2008 See my other reviews
Saskia P.
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Not at all what I expected but I really really enjoyed it - actually made me cry in one part! I thought it was very well acted and was different to anything I have seen before....
Posted Tuesday, 21 October 2008 See my other reviews
Evelyn L.
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Terrific, very clever the way it was written, would watch it again
Posted Tuesday, 30 September 2008 See my other reviews
Amanda F.
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I couldn't find anything wrong with this film. Not like other movies that Will Ferrell has done (i.e. no crude humor). It kept me interested the whole way through.
Posted Wednesday, 17 September 2008 See my other reviews
Nic
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Definately not what I was expecting, but a great flick none the less! Entertaining, warm, dramatic. All the actors do admirably with their parts. All in all a "nice" movie. (too few of them around these days)
Posted Wednesday, 17 September 2008 See my other reviews
Penny T.
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Vry amusing-nice to see Colin Farrell can actually acttho the furrowed brow comes in for a workout. Great cast and very intriguing plot. most enjoyable
Posted Wednesday, 3 September 2008 See my other reviews
Star Adrael
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I don't know why this didnt score bigger at the box office... it's a quiky and clever romantic comedy with a fantastic cast. Emma Thompson is brilliant, Dustin Hoffman shines as usual, Queen Latifa is always great, & Will Farrel in this semi serious roll is perfect!
Posted Sunday, 31 August 2008 See my other reviews
Chris D.
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As far as I am concerned the guy playing the lead is a good reason not to watch any film he is in, but this was actually very cool. A more diverse cast would be hard to imagine, but they all (well, except Dustin Hoffman, who isn't even credited on this page) do excellent work. I regularly have to pause films to pursue other matters, but this is the first time I have actually been excited to get back to find out where the story was going.
Posted Saturday, 30 August 2008 See my other reviews
Nicole P.
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Will Ferrell at his best.
Posted Monday, 25 August 2008 See my other reviews
Amour S.
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He is a quirky guy, and this was a good laugh. Watch this if you are a fan of Will Farell.
Posted Tuesday, 12 August 2008 See my other reviews
Donna P.
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I really enjoyed this movie. It was quite weird how the writer made the man her main character and it became true. It was a different perspective of what could happen. A great movie.
Posted Wednesday, 30 July 2008 See my other reviews
Lauren Y.
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Will Ferrell is awesome in this movie. Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson also provide great performances.
Posted Tuesday, 22 July 2008 See my other reviews
Elana B.
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I loved this movie. It's based on a simple premise. If someone wants to write, they should see this movie.
Posted Tuesday, 15 July 2008 See my other reviews
Sara R.
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This was a fantastic movie about wanting to live, and finding out what it means to live for the day. A good story backed up by good acting. Definitely worth seeing. It was also a very different role for Will Ferrel, not the silly comedy that he normally tackles. It was good to see him playing this serious role so well.
Posted Wednesday, 2 July 2008 See my other reviews
Carol M.
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If you liked Being John Malkovich then you'll probably like this. Clever, quirky and fun. As ever Emma Thomson is wonderful
Posted Tuesday, 1 July 2008 See my other reviews
Alan E.
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Excellent film with a poignant story, ie: what do you do when it is already typed that you are going to die? The author, played by Emma Thompson, is her best role yet! Would recommend this movie definitely even though it seems a lot has been lifted from a foreign book - the adaptation was very well done. Loved it.
Posted Wednesday, 28 May 2008 See my other reviews
Nigel W.
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Interesting idea which loses to a large extent what originality it might have had because of its Hollywood treatment. Will Ferrell is wide eyed and wooden as usual.
Posted Wednesday, 21 May 2008 See my other reviews
Rudolf E.
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It is worth watching for the great performances of Emma Thompson and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Will Ferrell does his usual job of portraying a loser who turns into a "better" person. The on screen GUI during the movie is quite interesting and unique. A hidden gem is the restrained performance of Queen Latifah.
Posted Tuesday, 13 May 2008 See my other reviews
Therese D.
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The strangest movie I have seen.
Posted Monday, 5 May 2008 See my other reviews
John L.
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love it, love it, love it.. brilliant and a must-watched movie..
Posted Thursday, 17 April 2008 See my other reviews
Judith B.
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Okto F.
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Excellent - Great performance from Will and Maggie
Posted Friday, 11 April 2008 See my other reviews
Jessica R.
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Wonderful film! Quirky, beautiful and funny. One of my favourites, especially with the sensational soundtrack. GO SPOON!
Posted Wednesday, 9 April 2008 See my other reviews
Maureen S.
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Found it a bit strange and slow, but still watched it to the end
Posted Wednesday, 26 March 2008 See my other reviews
Jen M.
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Astrid K.
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Exellent. I really enjoyed it because it was clever and unusual.
Posted Saturday, 22 March 2008 See my other reviews
Jodie N.
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Nicky P.
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I love Maggie Gyllenhall in this. I couldn't get through the whole movie. Found it quite boring.
Posted Thursday, 13 March 2008 See my other reviews
Brad M.
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I love this quirky, funny movie. Will Ferrell's best since The Anchorman.
Posted Tuesday, 11 March 2008 See my other reviews
Claudia B.
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slow but good concept. maggie's got a cute body but her storyline is kinda unbelievable!
Posted Monday, 10 March 2008 See my other reviews
Edna A.
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Great storyline something quite different realy enjoyed it
Posted Wednesday, 5 March 2008 See my other reviews
John S.
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Should be boring as hell, but the underlying humour and the leading cast keep things sweeping along. Surprisingly enjoyable!
Posted Wednesday, 27 February 2008 See my other reviews
Johanna W.
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fabulous!
Posted Thursday, 21 February 2008 See my other reviews
Adam C.
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A great mix of comedy and drama, probably the best Wil Ferrell movie I've seen. Great plot, good ensemble cast and very enjoyable all round.
Posted Tuesday, 19 February 2008 See my other reviews
Sarah M.
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I dozed off for a short time and didn't bother rewinding.
Posted Tuesday, 19 February 2008 See my other reviews
Pam F.
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Strange movie, especially to start with, but improved as the movie went on. I quite liked it and the moral of the story, change your behaviour -change your life. different - but good!!
Posted Monday, 18 February 2008 See my other reviews
Belinda P.
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Ordinarily I hate Will Ferrell so I watched this on recommendation of a friend who also hates him. He was great! The whole movie was well worth watching.This was in the vein of The Truman Show, which I also found very enjoyable.
Posted Sunday, 17 February 2008 See my other reviews
Wendy S.
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Well, what a different role for Will Ferrell! A real "Thinking" movie. Doesn't grab you at first but if you give it time you get into it.Very clever!
Posted Friday, 15 February 2008 See my other reviews
John C.
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Easy to follow story, funny and brilliant.
Posted Wednesday, 13 February 2008 See my other reviews
Rachel S.
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This is a fabulous movie. Great cast, great story that keeps your intrigue until the very end. Well worth watching and not your typical Will Ferrell movie!
Posted Friday, 8 February 2008 See my other reviews
Julie S.
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Clever, great acting by all involved and a wonderful script. It's not often you see a movie where you don't think 'this is like that other movie...', but this is one that is hard to compare. I enjoyed it very much.
Posted Friday, 8 February 2008 See my other reviews
Ramona H.
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A very cleverly woven story with it's fair share of humour to make one think about life, it's uncertainty, and how it can affect the choices we make.
Posted Thursday, 7 February 2008 See my other reviews
Jim B.
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excellent concept and execution. Will Farrell is surprisingly good in this restrained role
Posted Tuesday, 5 February 2008 See my other reviews
William Y.
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Nadyne B.
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Alfred S.
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Silly pointless plot and I disliked all the characters. I stopped the DVD after about half an hour.
Posted Friday, 1 February 2008 See my other reviews
Lora W.
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This was definetly strange and alittle slow.
Posted Thursday, 31 January 2008 See my other reviews
Barbara N.
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Excellent. Unusual story line. Very good acting, especially from Will Farrell. Good to see him in a serious roll.
Posted Thursday, 31 January 2008 See my other reviews
Kevin D.
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At last Will Ferrell in a film that doesn't insult one's intelligence. Perhaps being supported by actors and actresses of the calibre of Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson helped enormously.
Posted Tuesday, 29 January 2008 See my other reviews
Vicki A.
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bit slow at first, then kind of got into it - a little odd though... bit cryptic
Posted Tuesday, 22 January 2008 See my other reviews
Samadhi T.
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it was not as funny as i expected, but i enjoyed!!!
Posted Tuesday, 22 January 2008 See my other reviews
Peter L.
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Heather D.
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Rob A.
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Thought-provoking insight into the life of a fictional writer's meticulous character, who becomes more realistic than she would have ever imagined. Funny tale of how one man can affect many peoples' destinies, even his own.
Posted Sunday, 6 January 2008 See my other reviews
Trevor T.
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Trevor T.
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Sandra B.
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dont normally like will ferrell but he is very good in this. really good movie well worth a look
Posted Friday, 4 January 2008 See my other reviews
Nadyne B.
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Ben H.
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Steve
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Very entertaining. Watch it.
Posted Wednesday, 2 January 2008 See my other reviews
Selvi D.
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I thought it was a great movie!
Posted Wednesday, 26 December 2007 See my other reviews
Selvi D.
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I thought it was a great movie!
Posted Wednesday, 26 December 2007 See my other reviews
Ruth C.
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Tabitha W.
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light but clever. simple but subtle. perfect dvd material.
Posted Tuesday, 18 December 2007 See my other reviews
Maria J.
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Interesting, thought provoking movie.
Posted Tuesday, 18 December 2007 See my other reviews
Vanessa C.
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really enjoyed this, quirky but fun film.
Posted Tuesday, 18 December 2007 See my other reviews
Betsy F.
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Clever storyline, great acting, especially Will Ferrell in a serious role for a change, one of those films you keep thinking about once you've seen it.
Posted Wednesday, 5 December 2007 See my other reviews
Frederick D.
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Interesting twist
Posted Wednesday, 5 December 2007 See my other reviews
Richard A.
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stimpy
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I just didn't get this movie at all.
Posted Saturday, 1 December 2007 See my other reviews
Kylie W.
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Really enjoyed it, not so much comedy but did enjoy it
Posted Monday, 19 November 2007 See my other reviews
Erin B.
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Sharon K.
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Funny, Sweet, touching, quirky. I loved it!
Posted Monday, 12 November 2007 See my other reviews
Fiona M.
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I didnt like this movie at all. Infact I ended up turning it off after about 1/2 hour. That was about 20 min AFTER I was going to turn it off, I thought I would give it a chance to come good. It didnt. :(
Posted Friday, 9 November 2007 See my other reviews
lakme
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We really enjoyed this movie even though we couldn';t figure out if it was a comedy or a drama. A bit like The Truman Show in many ways. Emma Thompson was a standout who plays these weird, wild woman roles so well and Dustin Hoffman was a crack up. A strange story that takes a bit to get going but which is worth watching.
Posted Wednesday, 7 November 2007 See my other reviews
Sean D.
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Good twist at the end but was really slow in parts
Posted Monday, 5 November 2007 See my other reviews
Chris C.
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Excelent film, very funny
Posted Monday, 5 November 2007 See my other reviews
Nicole W.
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A great comedy from a different angle with witty & strong performance by Cate Blanchett. The storyline is unique and you feel drawn to her character through-out the unfolding of the tale, and the ending may have resorted to a cliche, but the journey talking you there more than makes up for it. Will Ferrel agains fails to perform in this role and Maggie Gyllenhall's performance is lack-lustre against her wooden co-star.
Posted Friday, 2 November 2007 See my other reviews
Jodi M.
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Harry M.
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I enjoyed this but it is an oddity. Half big Hollywood production and half arthouse flick. The characters are kind of 2D and they are all archetypes. It's very knowing and post modern which could have been really annoying but it somehow manages to narrowly avoid that although it is still a bit pretentious. That said it is a great idea and they do it well. The narrative is really good and they keep you going through the whole movie and I did care about the fate of the central character. Worth watching I would say.
Posted Sunday, 28 October 2007 See my other reviews
Michael W.
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Very clever scripting and good acting.
Posted Wednesday, 24 October 2007 See my other reviews
Vicki S.
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A great movie, Ferrel is great in a straight role. A very good story, the start is a bit slow but worth persisting.
Posted Tuesday, 23 October 2007 See my other reviews
Suzy B.
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Quirky and worth watching if you love Emma Thompson
Posted Tuesday, 16 October 2007 See my other reviews
Michele B.
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Great movie with intriguing script and inspiring ending. You go to bed happy after a very satisfying viewing.
Posted Monday, 15 October 2007 See my other reviews
Barbara S.
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Annette W.
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Jonathan K.
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Incite into literary story telling. Smart and funny.
Posted Monday, 8 October 2007 See my other reviews
Deborah H.
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Really wonderful movie with good plot twists.
Posted Monday, 8 October 2007 See my other reviews
Gary H.
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A hotch-potch of unoriginal ideas and a wooden performance from Ferrell bring down what is an otherwise well enough done little ditty. Hoffman and Thompson are excellent and Gyllenhall is serviceable as the love interest, however, the many plot devices and plot holes just become tiring in the end.
Posted Wednesday, 3 October 2007 See my other reviews
Lilli
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Sue D.
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we loved this movie, it's funny and real and has plenty going on to keep the viewer interested. Great performances and beautiful production too! Highly recommended.
Posted Tuesday, 25 September 2007 See my other reviews
Catherine R.
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Kerry M.
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Nicole F.
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I felt it got off to a weak start, but when Harold Crick began to reinvent himself and met up with the author it got a lot more interesting. I do feel the ending was a little cliched, but enhanced the message the movie was trying to make.
Posted Wednesday, 19 September 2007 See my other reviews
Dawn P.
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Willemina G.
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Although funny in places was very disjointed.
Posted Wednesday, 12 September 2007 See my other reviews
Andrew H.
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I think this was Will Ferrell's "Truman Show". A comic actor putting in a poignant and believable performance in a left-of-centre, unique film.
Posted Monday, 10 September 2007 See my other reviews
Max R.
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3 stars. An interesting story with a twist that keeps you watching throughout. An excellent cast carried the film along with the quirky plot line. You'll enjoy this film
Posted Tuesday, 4 September 2007 See my other reviews
Michael C.
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great story, worth the effort
Posted Tuesday, 4 September 2007 See my other reviews
Lorelle I.
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Albert J.
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Very funny.Ending a dissapointment
Posted Tuesday, 28 August 2007 See my other reviews
Michael O.
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Paul C.
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Simply Excellent. Different, unusual, funny and heartfelt movie. best of the year for me....
Posted Tuesday, 14 August 2007 See my other reviews
Virginia O.
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The Smiths
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Such an original story. Well-written, great acting. We found it refreshingly unique, intriguing, and easy-to-watch.
Posted Friday, 10 August 2007 See my other reviews
Amanda K.
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What a beautiful script! This movie made me laugh, cry, worry...I loved it...what a unique film!
Posted Thursday, 9 August 2007 See my other reviews
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Maria Z.
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Ralph
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Rhonda F.
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Yvonne S.
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Slow to start but picks up. Original idea.
Posted Wednesday, 1 August 2007 See my other reviews
Clare B.
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This is one of the best things I've seen in a long time, why didn't it do better at the box office? Millions of famous actors, and it is very, very funny.
Posted Wednesday, 1 August 2007 See my other reviews
Trent H.
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Brilliant Comedy from start to finish. More amazing as I am not a fan of Will Farrel's previous work. It takes a crazy idea and promotes it with enough strength that you're as engrossed as you are hurting from laughter. Special mention has to go to Maggie Gyllenhaal, Queen Latifah and Dustin Hoffman for their supporting roles.
Posted Tuesday, 31 July 2007 See my other reviews
Michael G.
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I had some reservations about this but decided that although I struggled with the concept of the film I did see the writers dilemna.Excellent actors doing great work.
Posted Sunday, 29 July 2007 See my other reviews
Sandra N.
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Posted Thursday, 26 July 2007 See my other reviews
John O.
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Great beginning, good performances, comes together at the end, but not as good as Eternal Sunshine.
Posted Wednesday, 18 July 2007 See my other reviews
Jennifer L.
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Posted Tuesday, 17 July 2007 See my other reviews
Darrell M.
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Farrell does a top job in this one and Maggie Gyllenhaal is simply hot. Great story with an some what original idea, but dont give writter Zach Helm too much credit. The film borrows heavily from Niebla by Miguel de Unamuno, a Spanish novel about a character who becomes aware he is being narrated by a writer and goes to visit him. (However, in Unamuno's story, the main character commits suicide.) If The Departed can win an Oscar for screen play i can't see why this guy can't get some credit. It seems that english speaking films get the credit when they plagarise from foreign language films.
Posted Tuesday, 17 July 2007 See my other reviews
Nicholas F.
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Worth watching for great role by Emma Thompson. Not worth watching because of wooden Will Ferrell. If you have nothing else to do, worth a look.
Posted Wednesday, 11 July 2007 See my other reviews
Anthony B.
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This is not the mainstream comedy you would expect from Ferrel but instead a clever, emotional film with an inspiring message. Arguably one of ferrels finest moments on film.
Posted Saturday, 7 July 2007 See my other reviews
Annet
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We both really loved this movie - very intriguing storyline and not boring at all as some reviews have stated. Definitely a great surprise.
Posted Wednesday, 13 June 2007 See my other reviews