March 4, 2007
Stranger Than Fiction
I've had Stranger Than Fiction sitting here from Netflix all week, but with the live music schedule, I haven't had a chance to watch it. I got around to watching it last night and let me tell you...this is a great movie. The performances were fantastic. Will Ferrell puts his acting chops on display whereas the performances by Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and the brilliant Dustin Hoffman complimented both Ferrell and the movie. Having taken several creative writing classes and having a affinity for fiction writing also made this movie intriguing for me. Zach Helm's writing is genius and director Marc Forster did a great job putting it all together on film. I'm surprised actually after seeing it, that it wasn't included in any Oscar nominations. Will Ferrell was nominated for best actor in a comedy (though, I wouldn't label Stranger Than Fiction a comedy), but lost to Sacha Baron Cohen. I recommend you rent it or drop it into your Netflix queue for a pleasant surprise.