In this movie, an IRS tax auditor named Harold is living his tedious life focused on such mundane minutiae that he doesn’t realize his discontent until he taps into a narration of his life as it happens in his head. Suspicious and in disbelief, he pursues this mystery which leads him to work with a literary theorist, humorously and tenderly played by Dustin Hoffman. As it turns out, Harold is the main character in a book being written by a chain-smoking misanthropic author played by Emma Thompson who is notorious for killing off her characters.
I enjoyed this movie’s lighthearted perspective and unique characters. Going to the movies today wasn’t as bad as usual with this unexpected success of a movie as well as the tuna sandwich and godiva I had packed.
As an aside: