• Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Stranger Than Fiction

Release Date: November 10th, 2006

DVD Release Date: February 27th, 2007

PG-13 |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

A mentally unstable IRS auditor (Will Ferrell) hears an author's (Emma Thompson) voice in his head and discovers that he is the ill-fated protagonist of her latest work. While a book-company employee (Queen Latifah) tries to cure the author's case of writer's block, the auditor and a professor (Dustin Hoffman) set out to find the woman and make her change her story.

Cast: Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, Emma Thompson, Tony Hale, Tom Hulce, Linda Hunt

Director: Marc Forster

Genres: Fantasy , Comedy

Production Co: Columbia, Mandate Pictures

Distributors: Sony Pictures

Keywords: Escape, Survival, Love, Transformation, 2000s, Offbeat

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    What a thoughtful film this is, and how thought-stirring. Marc Forster's Stranger Than Fiction comes advertised as a romance, a comedy, a fantasy, and it is a little of all three, but it's really a fable, a "moral tale." show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    In practice, "Fiction" isn't nearly that unusual. Less like "Adaptation" than a smarter version of "Click," the picture pleases while remaining unchallenging to a broad audience. show more

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Stranger Than Fiction is slicker than Kaufman's work - and Forster's direction is certainly more studio-ish than Kaufman collaborators Spike Jonze's or Michel Gondry's. But it's a clever idea, and you feel a little smarter watching the thing unfurl. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy