Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction is a 2006 American romantic comedic drama film directed by Marc Forster and produced by Lindsay Doran.  The screenplay was written by Zach Helm.

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Stranger Than Fiction Movie Poster

Rated:  PG-13 (movie contains some disturbing language, sexuality, brief language and nudity)
Run Time:  1h 52min
Release Date:  November 10, 2006 (USA)
Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Director:  Marc Forster
Studio:  Columbia Pictures




Stranger Than Fiction
 stars Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Queen Latifah, Linda Hunt, Tony Hale, Tom Hulce, Kristin Chenowith and Bruce Jarchow.

Stranger Than Fiction is the story of Harold Crick (Will Ferrell), an agent for the Internal Revenue Service who is assigned to audit an intentionally tax-delinquent baker, Ana Pasqual (Maggie Gyllenhaal), to whom he is attracted.  On the same day, he begins hearing a onmiscent disembodied voice narrating his life as it is happening. He tries but Harold is unable to communicate with the voice.  On his way to work, Harold’s watch suddenly stops and he resets it using the time given by a bystander; the voice narrates, “little did he know that simple, seemingly innocuous act would result in his imminent death”.  Worried by this prediction, Harold consults a psychiatrist who attributes the voice to schizophrenia, though they consider that if there really was a narrator, he should visit an expert in literature and Harold visits Professor Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman) and relates his story.  When Professor Hilbert recognizes aspects of a literary work in Harold’s story, he helps Harold identify the author.  First they needed to determine if it was a comedy or a tragedy.  After falsely determining his life was a tragedy, Harold decides it is actually a comedy and the Professor helps him identify the author as Karen Eiffel (Emma Thompson) when Harold hears her voice in an interview on TV.  Professor Hilbert is a fan of her work and reveals to Harold that all of her books feature the tragic death of her main character.  Harold must find her before she finishes her story.

Movie Quotes

“This may seem like gibberish to you… but uh… but I think I’m in a tragedy.” – Harold Crick 
“Aren’t you glad you’re not a Golem?” – Professor Jules Hilbert
Yes. I am glad I’m not a Golem.” – Harold Crick

“Actually, uh, it’s my weekly evil conspiracy and needlepoint group.” – Anna Pascal
“Oh…” – Harold Crick
” Wanna Come?” – Anna Pascal
“I left my thimbles and socialist reading material at home.” – Harold Crick

“Harold you’re not fine! Look at you, you’re severely injured!” – Ana Pascal

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Will Ferrell as Harold Crick

Emma Thompson as Karen Eiffel

Dustin Hoffman as Professor Jules Hilbert

Maggie Gyllenhaal as Ana Pascal

Queen Latifah as Penny Eschor

Linda Hunt as Dr. Mittag-Leffler

Tony Hale as Dave

Tom Hulce as Dr. Cayly

Kristin Chenoweth as Book Channel Host

Bruce Jarchow as Commuter