Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
  • PG-13
  • 1h 53m
  • 2006
Certified Fresh72%
Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
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Will Ferrell stars as Harold Crick, a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life. With the help of Professor Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman), Harold discovers he's the main character in a novel-in-progress and that the voice belongs to Karen Eiffel (Emma Thompson), an eccentric author famous for killing her main characters in creative ways. Harold must quickly track down Eiffel and stop her before she conjures up a way to finish him off.
© 2006 Crick Pictures LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh72%
Critics Consensus: A fun, whimsical tale about an office drone trying to save his life from his narrator, Stranger Than Fiction features a subdued performances from Will Ferrell that contributes mightily to its quirky, mind-bending affect.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Paul Byrnes
Fresh

Ferrell rules in this film. I take back my words of prejudice. This is the smartest film in town.

June 21, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

Screenwriter Zach Helm's comedy has some quirky points, but it's very sugary and sentimental, and...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
Common Sense Says
Touching dramedy is heavy; won't interest most kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that some kids will want to see this movie thanks to star Will Ferrell, although they may be disappointed because it's not his usual silly comedy routine. Instead, the film explores some fairly heavy concepts about life and death. Novelist Karen Eiffel is a depressed chain-smoker, and Harold Crick (Ferrell's character) is a loner who suffers severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:November 10, 2006
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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