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Stranger than fiction

October 20, 2006

Columbia Pictures' Stranger Than Fiction

One morning, a seemingly average and generally solitary IRS agent named Harold Crick begins to hear a female voice narrating his every action, thought and feeling in alarmingly precise detail. Harold’s carefully controlled life is turned upside down by this narration only he can hear, and when the voice declares that Harold Crick is facing imminent death, he realizes he must find out who is writing his story and persuade her to change the ending. The voice in Harold’s head turns out to be the once celebrated, but now nearly forgotten, novelist Karen “Kay” Eiffel, who is struggling to find an ending for what might be her best book. Her only remaining challenge is to figure out a way to kill her main character, but little does she know that Harold Crick is alive and well and inexplicably aware of her words and her plans for him. Desperate to take control of his destiny and avoid an untimely demise, Harold seeks help from a literary theorist named Jules Hilbert, who suggests that Harold might be able to change his fate by turning his story from a tragedy into a comedy.

I just love the concept of this movie. You can see the trailer here.

– Stephanie

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 20, 2006 11:55 pm

    I love the concept AND Emma Thompson! I may even end up liking Will Farrell…

  2. October 21, 2006 3:14 am

    So glad you told us about this movie. I hadn’t heard of it yet. Laughed so hard at the trailer. What a great new creative idea.

  3. October 23, 2006 4:09 pm

    I’m really looking forward to this one.

  4. October 23, 2006 9:16 pm

    Sounds like an amazing book! It’s very intriguing becuase over the year I have been leaning towards changing my life, changing my ending so to speak! There’s definitely a reason why I garvitated to this site!

  5. October 27, 2006 6:41 am

    I just saw this trailer in the movie theater – at least it is original, right? And where has my BFF Emma Thompson been, eh? I’m THRILLED she is in this – a definite must see.

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