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This week's reviewed movie is:
Stranger Than Fiction




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Will Ferrill plays Harold Crick, a boring IRS agent who discovers that he's hearing a voice inside his head which repeats every moment of his life.

Since no one else can hear the voice, Harold thinks he's going crazy, especially when the voice speaks of his death.

It's very well crafted and has a little something for both the mind and the heart.

The characters are witty in a natural way--not just joke machines--more like real people.

The title sums it up pretty well: Stranger Than Fiction.

Just the idea of someone hearing their life being narrated was enough to get me in the theater: "But for Harold Crick, little did he know he was about to die."

Everything works the way it should in this light romantic comedy, with a twist.

It's an amusing and amazing film about life, love, and the power of the written word.

The movie Stranger Than Fiction is kind of a tender story of a guy who is pretty much plodding along in his life when an amazing set of circumstances occur.

Then he has to come face to face with his own fate.

The film has this comedic side, but at the same time it has a melancholy and gloomy mood.

Its twisty offbeat premise has a very different kind of energy--less cynical and more whimsical--like an adult fairy tale.

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