Sunday, December 03, 2006

Stranger Than Fiction

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.

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