When Harold Crick woke up that Wednesday morning, everything followed the same mundane routine. Then, suddenly, his wristwatch decided to play a trick on him. Little did he know, that he was about to...
This, is the story of two, no three, nope, I think it is the story of a lot of people. But mostly three. Or maybe more. To figure out who's important and who's not, you'll have to watch the movie yourselves and do that to the very end.
Emma Thompson excels in her neurotic writer role, Will Ferrell is a delightful regular Joe with no special "powers", other than "skill with numbers", Maggie Gyllenhaal is as sweet as her baked goods and Dustin Hoffman remains calm throughout this surreal dramedy.
Yes, dramedy. A drama inside a comedy. A comedy inside a drama. A story most, if not all of us, can relate to, a wonderfully written tale by Zach Helm, who shouts to the audience to never give up and live our life to the fullest.
Cliche? Maybe. But it is one of the best movies I've seen the past few years and it touched me in more ways than any other film.
Do we honestly know what the light of day will bring forth to us tomorrow? Little do we know...
* Stranger than Fiction's official website can be reached by clicking on the poster.
!!! Beware that clicking on the wikipedia entry provided by hotlinking the above title may spoil the movie for you.
* The film has scored 7.8 on IMDB, won a National Board of Review award for its script so far and has 4 nominations.