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[Movie Review] Stranger Than Fiction



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.

Director: Marc Foster

Writer: Zach Helm


WARNING: Major spoilers ahead.

The film has really an interesting plot. Especially the way Harold always counts things even his brush strokes lol. The film was funny but has a deeper meaning. That life is not just about numbers. One should live out his life and not just “go with the flow.” I like the character of Karen Eiffel because she and I can relate to some things especially when it comes to being a writer. Indeed, all writers suffer from writer’s block. Where no matter how hard you try, no words just come out. They have to go to places, observe people, imagine things in their head. The cure for this is unknown because mostly, writers came up with good things by no method at all. It just came up to them, it popped into their head, and that’s it. I actually would’ve loved the film more if Harold did die. I think it would give justice to the film and the character because he is a man who knows that he is dying and is willing to die but dies anyway. But he didn’t. It’s great that Harold lived but I definitely would like it more if it ends in a tragedy.

Overall rating: 3.8/5


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