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Stranger Than Fiction, a review by Tom

Title: Stranger Than Fiction
Year: 2006
Director: Marc Forster
Rating: PG-13
Length: 113 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: English, French

Will Ferrell
Emma Thompson
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Queen Latifah
Tony Hale

Will Ferrell stars as Harold Crick, a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life. With the help of Professor Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman), Harold discovers he's the main character in a novel-in-progress and that the voice belongs to Karen Eiffel (Emma Thompson), an eccentric author famous for killing her main characters in creative ways. Harold must quickly track down Eiffel and stop her before she conjures up a way to finish him off.

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My Thoughts:
A wonderful movie. Very untypical for Will Ferrell. If you refused to watch it because it has Will Ferrell in it, do it now and you won't regret it. Another highlight in this movie is Emma Thompson as the novelist with a severe writer's block. Even Queen Latifah didn't annoy in this movie.


(From Tom's Random Reviews on January 27th, 2009)

Member's Reviews

Letters to Juliet, a review by Silence_of_Lambs

Letters to Juliet  

In Verona, Italy the beautiful city where Romeo first met Juliet there is a place where the heartbroken leave notes asking Juliet for her help. It's there that aspiring writer Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) finds a 50-year-old letter that will change her life forever. As she sets off on a romantic journey of the heart with the letter's author, Claire (Vanessa Redgrave), now a grandmother, and her handsome grandson (Christopher Egan), all three will discover that sometimes the greatest love story ever told is your own.

My Thoughts:
What a wonderful idea for a romantic movie, what a beautiful scenario, now really is there a better environment for a romance than Tuscany?
Vanessa Redgrave as Claire! Haven't seen anything of her in a long time and she is brilliant in this movie.
"Letters to Juliet" is exactly what it wants to be: a classical romantic movie with the easily foreseeable Happy Ending, a Feel-Good-Movie that's enjoyable as long as it lasts and is forgotten one hour later.
It's just that the leading cast cannot compete with the plot, I don't know who told Amanda Seyfried that she is an actress, but he/she lied, Seyfried has the same acting capabilities as Ashton Kutcher and exactly the same mimic capabilities as Steven Seagal and this way always looks like the first walking and talking Barbie. Not to forget Christopher Egan, he would easily win any Heath Ledger look-alike contest and for this even copies the mimic of the antetype, sadly the look and the mimic alone don't make a Heath Ledger.
But hey, they are beautiful, and no one expected this film to get an Oscar nomination anyway.

This is a nice flick for Valentine's Day, not more not less. And it's OK this way, because it doesn't want to be more.

My Rating: (out of possible 5)

(From Michael's random reviews on January 24th, 2011)

Member's TV Reviews

My PILOT Marathon, a review by Rich

CHEERS - SERIES 1 - PILOT - Give me a ring sometime

First aired: 9/30/1982   
Stuffy & sophisticated Diane Chambers is dumped by her fiance in a blue collar Boston bar where she meets baseball star-turned-bar owner Sam Malone.

The pilot was totally as expected, introduced the 'friendly' characters in this long running hit that began in 1982 and setting the tone for the remainder of the years. Again for me Cheers is the type of programme you can flick on and off, pick up whenever you feel like it etc. Perfect for when you are eating or just need half an hours untaxing viewing.
I just love Norm (George Wendt), I knew someone just like him who 'lived' on a barstool in a local boozer in UK  :cheers:

Nostalgic viewing

(From My PILOT Marathon on May 19th, 2008)