Stranger Than Fiction

Sunday 19 November 2006

I saw Stranger Than Fiction last night, and enjoyed it very much. It has the same reality-bending sensibilities as movies like Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Unlike those movies, it is not a black comedy or a depressing tragedy. It is funny and touching, with some very sweet moments.

Will Ferrell has been criticized as underacting, but I think he did a great job infusing a nebbish with innocent charm. And of course, Dustin Hoffman makes his character fascinatingly watchable.


My wife and I saw this after much looking-forward-to, and even though I am usually very dissappointed in films I think will be great, I was actually impressed and enjoyed this more than I thought. I wish I could say more, but I would only inject spoilers into the comments if I tried.

See this, everyone!

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