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Stranger Than Fiction is about a tax auditor that hears his own life being narrated by a famous author.

HAPPY TAX DAY

Yep.  I just wished you a Happy Friggin’ Tax Day.  I have been up all night, completing my yearly ritual of waiting until the last possible second to make amends with the IRS.  So, in honor of tax day, I thought I would review a movie about a tax man.

MOVIE INFO

  • Starring: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Rated: Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images, sexuality, brief language and nudity.
  • Released: 2006
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
  • My Opinion: An off beat yet interesting movie.

NON SPOILER SUMMARY

Harold Crick works for the IRS as a tax auditor.  His life revolves around numbers, consistency, and repetition.  One day he hears a voice narrating his every action and describing his every thought.  And even though this irritates him, and makes him realize how boring his life is, he doesn’t do much about it.  Until one day the narrator announces his imminent and inevitable death.  With the help of a literary professor, Harold sets out to find the narrator and convince her to allow him to live.

CIN’S REVIEW

I am not a fan of Will Ferrell.  So I never watched this movie until just the other day, and I was pleasantly surprised.  It was not a stereotypical slapstick comedy like Ferrell’s other movies.  It was thought provoking and had a subtle humor.  I enjoyed watching Harold Crick making changes in his life to become more adventurous and thus, more satisfied.  I especially liked Maggie Gyllenhaal’s character, a baker that likes to rub against the grain.

WHERE TO FIND STRANGER THAN FICTION

  • You can rent Stranger Than Fiction at any movie store or Netflix.
  • You can purchase Stranger Than Fiction at Amazon.com or eBay.
  • You can watch Stranger Than Fiction online via Amazon Instant Video.

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