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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auth_author2 Doran, Lindsay., Ferrell, Will, 1967-, Forster, Marc, 1969-, Gyllenhaal, Maggie, 1977-, Helm, Zach., Hoffman, Dustin, 1937-, Queen Latifah, 1970-, Thompson, Emma.
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display_description Kay Effiel is an author writing her latest novel. Her story revovles about an isolated man named Harold Crick. What she doesn't know is that her fictionalized character is real. Harold is an IRS agent who has lived a dull existence. One day begins to hear Karen's voice as she narrates what she is putting down on paper. Harold enlists the help of a literary professor to find out what is happening and ends up changing things about his life. He begins to have a relationship with his IRS client, a government-hating bakery owner named Ana Pascal. Harold, however, finds trouble when he hears that Karen plans to kill him.
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subject_facet Auditory hallucinations -- Drama, Comedy films, Feature films, Films for the hearing impaired, Man-woman relationships -- Drama, United States. -- Internal Revenue Service -- Drama, Women novelists -- Drama
title_display Stranger than fiction
title_full Stranger Than Fiction, Stranger than fiction [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures and Mandate Pictures present a Three Strange Angels ; produced by Lindsay Doran ; written by Zach Helm ; directed by Marc Forster
title_short Stranger than fiction
topic_facet Auditory hallucinations, Comedy films, Feature films, Films for the hearing impaired, Man-woman relationships, Women novelists
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