Stranger than Fiction

Jo must have brought the rain with her from India (or Moscow?), because it’s been overcast and drizzly since she got here. Maybe we should send her back to Australia for a few days!

Anyway, we headed to the flicks on Sunday to try and avoid getting wet for a while, and to see the new Will Ferrell movie, Stranger than Fiction. We didn’t know a whole lot about the movie going in to it, other than it featured a guy (Ferrell) who woke up one day with a voice in his head (Emma Thompson), which was dictating his life with a “better vocabulary than his”.

Not surprisingly, this is pretty much what the entire movie is about, as the guy – who turns out to be an auditor for the IRS – tries to find out why the voice is in his head. Along the way, he enlists the help of a literary professor (Dustin Hoffman), and he falls in love with one of his clients (some bird).

My description really doesn’t do this one justice, as the movie is actually one of those ones that’s a big variation from the norm – kind of in the spirit of Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, or Being John Malkovich. The movie is highly entertaining, and it was certainly an excellent way of avoiding the rain for a few hours. If you miss it at the flicks, no biggie – but make sure you grab it on DVD instead, it’s a “must see”. gerrod.com rating – 8/10.

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