Stranger Than Fiction

Harold Crick isn't ready to go. Period.
Harold Crick isn't ready to go. Period.


D: Marc Forster

Columbia/Mandate/Three Strange Angels (Lindsay Doran)

US 2006

113 mins


W: Zach Helm

DP: Roberto Schaefer

Ed: Matt Chesse

Mus: Britt Daniel & Brian Reitzell

Will Ferrell (Harold Crick), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Ana Pascal), Emma Thompson (Karen Eiffel), Dustin Hoffman (Prof. Jules Hilbert), Queen Latifah (Penny Escher)

Hands down, Will Ferrell delivers his best performance by far in this comic fantasy, in which he plays Harold Crick, a tax auditor who thinks he's losing his mind when he starts hearing his life and actions being narrated. The narrators voice is provided by Karen Eiffel (Emma Thompson), an author who is writing Harold as a fictional character for her new novel, unbeknownst that he is a real person and her writing seriously affects the path of his life.

A good throwback to the Steve Martin style comedies of the 1980's, the film not only features Will Ferrell's career best performance, but also a great supporting turn from Emma Thompson. 

The suspension of disbelief is also handled very well by Zach Helm's script. It is what it is, just go with it and enjoy.


Will Ferrell in Stranger Than Fiction
Will Ferrell in Stranger Than Fiction