Yesterday, I re-watched one of my favourite films, Stranger Than Fiction.
If you're not familiar with it, lets start by saying, Will Ferrell is the lead and believe me when I tell you, that gives away nothing about the movie.
Stranger Than Fiction is not your typical over the top Will Ferrell comedy vehicle. This film is definitely a drama. There are, I think, some extremely funny moments in the movie but the humour is subtle and slow to build.
The main plot centres around Harold Crick (Ferrell), a IRS agent stuck in an unhappy rut.
The movie begins with a female voice (Emma Thompson) narrating Cricks movements, soon enough our protagonist begins to hear the omniscient narration and we learn that he is a fictional character in a novel that also happens to be living in the real world.
The premise is wonderful but could easily veer into the realm of the tedious or ludicrous; however, the strong script and acting keep this piece fresh and relatable.
There are so many scenes in this movie that I want to tell you about. So many beautiful and poignant moments, but if you haven't seen this yet, I want to you to experience it all for yourself.
There are many reason's why this is a firm favourite of mine, the actual story being at the core but the cast which also includes Dustin Hoffman and Maggie Gyllenhaal is also a big draw for me, along with the wonderful soundtrack from one of my favourite musicians, Britt Daniel.
In general, Stranger Than Fiction just appeals to almost every aspect of my personality. Every now and then you're lucky enough to come across a movie that is almost everything you've been looking for in one neat little package. For me, this is that movie and I treasure it.