Stranger Than Fiction PG-13

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: February 27, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dubbed - French - Optional
    • Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
    • Subtitles - English, French - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Interviews: Lindsay Doran - Producer; Zach Helm - Screenwriter
    • Featurette:
      1. "Actors in Search of a Story"
      2. "Building the Team"
      3. "On Location in Chicago"
      4. "Words on a Page"
      5. "Picture a Number: A Look at the Special Effects"
      6. "On the Set: A Montage of Funny On the Set Moments"

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , &
Directed by
Music by &
Screenplay by
Produced by , , &
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh73%

Total Count: 175


User Ratings: 401,816
Ferrell is strikingly funny railing at the omnipresent voice rattling his life.
Box Office
Nov 1, 2006
4 stars out of 5 -- A delightfully surreal and utterly engaging post-modern film that deftly explores what it means to exist.
Ultimate DVD
May 1, 2007
Rating: 4/5 -- The manic spirit of Preston Sturges has a hold of this voyage of self-discovery that's packed with laughs and brilliant performances. Thompson in particular hasn't been this inspired for a long time. Full Review
The List
Nov 3, 2018
You need to see how Ferrell switches gears to give a performance of nuanced wit and surprising gravity.
Rolling Stone
Sep 7, 2006
4 stars out of 5 -- [Ferrell] makes us genuinely root for his bemused hero...It's not often laughs come with so much thought attached...
Total Film
Jan 1, 2007
Rating: 2/5 -- Screenwriter Zach Helm's comedy has some quirky points, but it's very sugary and sentimental, and feeble compared to the work of those who have done the same sort of thing better: Woody Allen or Charlie Kaufman. Full Review
Dec 30, 2006
The actors and the filmmakers all take a more restrained approach than you might expect, keeping the humor gentle, and the jokes mostly as literary as the premise. Full Review
Oct 18, 2008

Product Description:

Known to most audiences for his hilarious characters, funnyman Will Ferrell continues to try his hand at more serious material with STRANGER THAN FICTION. The film comes as relatively light fare for director Marc Forster, whose previous works were FINDING NEVERLAND and MONSTER'S BALL. While not exactly a drama, the film shifts between humorous and heavy realms, one of its central questions being: "What makes a comedy or a tragedy'" In WINTER PASSING and MELINDA AND MELINDA, Ferrell awkwardly occupied a strange space that was neither clearly dramatic nor comedic, leaving audiences confused over whether to laugh at the actor or with him. Here, in the role of boring Harold Crick he appears a bit more at ease, as Harold is not expected to be funny--funny things just happen to him. Instead of depending on Ferrell for jokes, the film delivers laughs on its own by exploring what happens when an IRS agent with a dull, solitary life receives unwanted company in the form of an intrusive female voice narrating his every move. As distracting as this is, things become truly worrisome when the narrator (Emma Thompson as an eccentric author) informs Harold of his looming death.

How Harold's life changes as a result of this terrifying knowledge depends largely on wacky Professor Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman) and on tax-evading baker/love interest Ana Pascal (Maggie Gyllenhaal). While Queen Latifah's role as an author's assistant is underdeveloped, Tony Hale brings an innocent charm as Harold's coworker and only friend. At times, the film's take on existentialist themes feels strikingly familiar, and is clearly influenced by features like ADAPTATION and I HEART HUCKABEES. Among its strengths, the film features interesting sets seemingly influenced by the 1950s version of the future, and functions as a small step forward for Ferrell.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: November 10, 2006

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