#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his life. The narrator it is extraordinarily accurate, and Harold recognizes the voice as an esteemed author he saw on TV. But when the narration reveals that he is going to die, Harold must find the author of the story, and ultimately his life, to convince her to change the ending of the story before it is too late.
Plot: Harold Crick is a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life.
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Helm and Forster: The New Kaufman and Jonze?
I saw STRANGER THAN FICTION (STF) on its opening weekend, and I think it’s one of the most engaging, funny, poignant movies about writing, the creative process, and human nature I’ve seen since ADAPTATION. While Will Ferrell is a fave in our household, I must admit this is the first time I’ve seen him in a movie and thought of him as the character he’s playing, not as Will Ferrell. Toning down his screechy/crazy qualities without losing his ability to make audiences laugh, Ferrell stars as unassuming IRS agent Harold Crick, who loves his job, so you know his life needs an overhaul! 🙂 Even Harold’s curly-topped sidewall haircut seems to hint that his well-ordered life is about to dissolve into craziness. One morning, it does, amid FIGHT CLUB-style captions and the plummy, ironic tones of a British female narrator accompanying Harold’s thoughts and actions in the opening scene — narration that Harold can hear along with those of us in the audience. Our increasingly puzzled, alarmed hero soon realizes he’s the protagonist in a novelist’s new book-in-progress — not just any novelist, but the reclusive Karen “Kay” Eiffel (Emma Thompson), who’s been suffering from writer’s block for 10 years and whose novels always end with her protagonists dying! As Kay’s publisher sends compassionate but no-nonsense troubleshooter Penny Escher (Queen Latifah) to help unblock her, Harold seeks help from literary professor Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman), an expert on the problematic author’s favorite phrase “Little did he know…” It might be a subject especially dear to a writer’s heart (especially in gags like Hilbert questioning Harold on standard literary devices to see if he’s the hero of a comedy or a tragedy: “Have you been invited to a country house and had to solve a murder?…To find out what story you’re in, I have to find out what stories you’re *not* in…”), but I found STF funny, touching, and playfully surreal as director Marc Forster and screenwriter Zach Helm prove to be the new Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman, only with a touch of sweetness. In addition to the excellent Ferrell, Hoffman, Thompson, and Queen Latifah, the great cast includes Linda Hunt and an all-but-unrecognizable Tom Hulce as well-meaning but unhelpful psychiatrists, and Maggie Gyllenhaal as Ana, an anti-establishment baker who refuses to pay taxes on munitions (The Clash’s “Death or Glory” plays in the background when Harold visits her bakery to audit her, only to be booed and heckled by Ana and her customers. Later, Harold wins Ana over by bringing her flours — that’s right, flours, not flowers! :-). There’s nice location shooting in Chicago, too. STF is well worth heading out to a theater to see, and when it inevitably comes out on home video, it’ll definitely be in the Writers’ Movies section of my DVD collection alongside ADAPTATION, THE SINGING DETECTIVE, and the underrated ALEX AND EMMA!
This movie is a balm for the pessimistic.
As the years have gone on I have come to realize that this, not the original Star Wars, is my favorite movie. And, having just re-watched it for the umpteenth time, I decided it was high time I left a review somewhere. I am a cynical person, I don’t believe in a lot, I don’t believe in love at first sight, or the power of the human spirit, or in humanity in general really. My brother tells me that makes me a misanthrope, and I don’t disagree. If I sit down to watch Star Wars for example, I can’t help but loudly and frequently pick apart its many flaws: the hammy acting from the extras, the dated special effects, the story as a whole, yadda yadda. But every. single. time. I sit down to watch Stranger than Fiction I find it akin to slipping my aching body into a warm bath after a looong day, my jaded personality submerging beneath the gentle and comforting weight of the familiar story. Will Farrell is a clown most days, making such masterpieces as Anchorman and Ricky Bobby (that was sarcasm), but in this movie he stands shoulder to shoulder with cinematic giants like Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson and he SHINES as Harold Crick, his performance subtle and low key, but poignant and introspective. This of course stands in contrast to Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Miss Pascal’: so vibrant and full of life, with a kind and warm personality that is undiminished by an occasionally fiery temper. Whenever she comes on screen with her passion and femininity I can’t help but empathize with Harold, because with each touch and sigh from Maggie I inevitably want her as badly as he does. The two of them coming together is like that bath we talked about, or a hug from someone you love after far too long apart. But setting aside the love interest, the story itself is so much fun to experience: that of a character who is not supposed to know about his impending demise, yet does, and how that knowledge spurs him to embrace his life, however long it shall be. Sentimental? Absolutely. So what? 10 Stars. People more cynical then myself will throw shade at this film, and I strongly urge them to go and eat a cookie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Director Marc Forster
Writer Zach Helm
Actors Will Ferrell, William Dick, Guy Massey, Martha Espinoza
Country USA, UK
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 14 nominations.
Production Company Columbia, Mandate Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Laser Pacific Media Corporation, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,083 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 250D 5205, Vision2 Expression 500T 5229)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema