Stranger Than FictionDVD - 2007
From Library Staff
Simultaneously funny and thoughtful. Not Will Ferrel's usual slapstick humor. What would you do if your life had a narrator and it said you were going to die soon?
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Kay Eiffel: Harold quickly calculated the odds of making an ass of himself, in ratio to the amount of time he stayed to chat.
Harold Crick: This is my stop I should go.
Kay Eiffel: He was elated and surprised by his somewhat flirtatious encounter with Mrs. Pascal. So elated that he exited the transit authority bus a good 27 blocks too early and would now have to walk.
Little did he know. That means there's something he doesn't know, which means there's something you don't know, did you know that?
Book Channel Host: So, can you tell us the title of the book you haven't written yet?
Kay Eiffel: [Who has had just about enough of this host] I'm calling it Death and Taxes.
Book Channel Host: Death and Texas? Hey! I'm from Texas!
Kay Eiffel: Wha?
Book Channel Host: Yep! San Antone.
Kay Eiffel: No, no, no, no. Death and Taxes. Taxes. TAXes.
Book Channel Host: Oh! Death and TAXES! Like the Ben Franklin quote.
Kay Eiffel: Yes.
Book Channel Host: Oh now I feel really silly.
Kay Eiffel: [under her breath] You should.
It was difficult for Harold to imagine Ms. Pascal as a revolutionary: Her thin arms hoisting signs in protest; her long, shapely legs dashing from tear gas… Harold wasn’t prone to fantasies and so he tried his best to remain professional. But failed miserably. He couldn’t help but imagine Ms. Pascal stroking the side of his face with the soft blade of her finger… He couldn’t help but imagine her immersed in a tub, shaving her legs… And he couldn’t help but imagine her naked, stretched across his bed.
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A lonely IRS agent hears a mysterious voice narrating his life. He discovers that he's the main character in a novel-in-progress written by an eccentric author famous for killing her main characters in creative ways.
Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, Emma Thompson.
An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.
A man's life, which has been planned specifically to every detail of his life, has suddenly begun to be influenced by the writings of a famous author.