Wednesday, November 15, 2006

"Stranger than Fiction"

We don't go to the movies much anymore.
Mostly because I am working Retail and things are busy for Tom making new cars.
But Sunday we decided to get out and see something.

"Stranger than Fiction" is playing and we LOVED it.
Yahoo, or whoever gave it like a B- and the only reason we can come up with is that there are no explosions, no car chases and it has really good writing.
Will Ferril plays a regular tax guy, who starts hearing a voice narrating his life.
Turns out it is Emma Thompson, playing a writer, working on a book in his city.
Dustin Hoffman is an English Professor at a local University and Will goes to see him to figure out what kind of story or insanity he is in. They have great interactions, and I loved watching Emma Thompson just tear herself to pieces trying to finish her novel.

I think the movie was an A+.
Someone in the audience sounded like they were sobbing, so I warn you - bring the tissue.
If you can't handle a little literature in your life, than don't see the movie.
For those proliferate readers - you will love the 24 questions Hoffman comes up with the figure out what kind of story Will is in.
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