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Stranger than fiction

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A socially isolated IRS agent whose every move is documented by a disembodied female voice discovers that his life is the subject of a book currently being written by a best-selling author, whose creative block has stunted her repeated efforts to kill him off, in a quirky fantasy comedy written by Hollywood hot property Zach Helm and directed by Finding Neverland's Marc Forester. Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) lives a life of solitude. Kay Eiffel (Emma Thompson) can't seem to find a way to finish her latest book. Though Harold and Kay have never actually met, their fates are about to become intertwined in a most unusual manner. With her publishers growing increasingly impatient with her apparent inability to put the finishing touches on her latest novel, Kay is assigned a new assistant whose task it is to help provide the creative push needed to get her book finished and into the hands of her many eager fans. The subject of Kay's novel is a lonely and despairing IRS agent named Harold Crick, who believes that his life has lost any real meaning. As Kay continues to weave Harold's woeful tale without realizing that her protagonist is actually a living human being unable to concentrate on his life and career due to the constant interference of the narrator who inexplicably seems to anticipate his every move and read his every thought, her continued efforts to kill her perplexed subject finally provide him with the incentive needed to fully experience life by seeking out the source of the voice that plagues him. Penned by the screenwriter named by Variety magazine as one of the "Top Ten Writers to Watch" and who was also included in Esquire magazine's "Best and Brightest" list of 2004, Stranger Than Fiction features supporting performances by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, and Queen Latifah. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID67770420-8ed4-805c-952d-04052af314c5
Grouping Titlestranger than fiction
Grouping Authorcolumbia pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2019-12-12 20:46:25PM
Last Indexed2019-12-12 04:14:17AM

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auth_author2Doran, Lindsay,
Ferrell, Will, 1967-
Forster, Marc, 1969-
Gyllenhaal, Maggie, 1977-
Hale, Tony.
Helm, Zach,
Hoffman, Dustin, 1937-
Hulce, Tom, 1953-
Hunt, Linda, 1945-
Queen Latifah, 1970-
Thompson, Emma,
author2-roleColumbia Pictures.
Doran, Lindsay,producer.
Ferrell, Will,1967-actor.
Forster, Marc,1969-director.
Gyllenhaal, Maggie,1977-actor.
Hale, Tony.
Helm, Zach,screenwriter.
Hoffman, Dustin,1937-actor.
Hulce, Tom,1953-
Hunt, Linda,1945-
Mandate Pictures (Firm)
Queen Latifah,1970-actor.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Thompson, Emma,actor.
Three Strange Angels (Firm)
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display_descriptionHarold Crick - IRS auditor, milquetoast, and poster child for obsessive-compulsive disorder - wakes one morning to hear a woman's voice in his bathroom, narrating his life as he is living it, subsequently announcing his imminent death. This is a big problem, since Harold has a burning crush on Ana, his latest audit case. Searching for the source of the voice, he turns to literary theory-spewing professor Jules Hilburt, who eventually discovers that talented but troubled novelist Karen Eiffel is writing Harold--he is the central character of her new novel, "Death and Taxes." The question is: will Harold's story end as a comedy, or a tragedy?
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subject_facetAuditory hallucinations -- Drama
Comedy -- Feature
Comedy films
Death -- Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
United States. -- Internal Revenue Service -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Women novelists -- Drama
Writer's block -- Drama
title_displayStranger than fiction
title_fullStranger than fiction [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures and Mandate Pictures present a Three Strange Angels production ; produced by Lindsay Doran ; written by Zach Helm ; directed by Marc Forster
title_shortStranger than fiction
topic_facetAuditory hallucinations
Man-woman relationships
Women novelists
Writer's block