Stranger Than Fiction
Stranger Than Fiction: Directed by Marc Forster. With Will Ferrell, William Dick, Guy Massey, Martha Espinoza. I.R.S. auditor Harold Crick suddenly finds his mundane Chicago life to be the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire existence, from his work to his love life to his death.
Will Ferrell during his prime, Maggie Gyllennaal during hers, with some great acting by the supporting cast of Hoffman, Latifah, and Thompson. I’ve seen it in the before times back when I wasn’t reviewing every film that came across my television in a desperate attempt to bring interactions and “engagement” to my own personal brand, and I remember it being a pretty good film at the time. My impressions still hold up and I think it’s actually aged extremely well, especially in comparison to some of Ferrell’s other work which, to be honest, have not all survived the times as well.