Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his life. The narrator it is extraordinarily accurate, and Harold recognizes the voice as an esteemed author he saw on TV. But when the narration reveals that he is going to die, Harold must find the author of the story, and ultimately his life, to convince her to change the ending of the story before it is too late. Written by
The film borrows heavily from "Niebla" by Miguel de Unamuno, a Spanish novel about a character who becomes aware he is being narrated by a writer and goes to visit him. In de Unamuno's story, however, the main character commits suicide. See more »
Harold meets Ana on the bus and gets off 27 blocks earlier than his stop. After realizing this, he starts walking in the direction the bus came from, instead of the way it was going. See more »
Little did he know that this simple, seemingly innocuous act would result in his imminent death.
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During the end credits, the names of the characters and the actors who played them were displayed against stylized images of the places where the characters worked. See more »
Whole Wide World
Written by Eric Goulden (as Eric Frank Goulden)
Performed by Eric Goulden (as Wreckless Eric)
Courtesy of Union Square Records
Under exclusive license from Still Records Ltd. See more »
Saw it at The Toronto International Film Festival and it was well done. Original storyline, fantastic performance from Ferrel, Thompson and Hoffman. The most moving performance from Will Ferrel I have ever seen is within this film. The storyline some may believe to be too far fetched at first to take seriously, but in the end it does work. What makes the film work the most are the brilliant performances from Ferrel and Thompson. Without these two- the film couldn't have been pulled off! I recommend this flick to anyone looking to laugh and cry and then laugh again. It was a truly brilliant film. 10/10 (Hoffman and Ferrel were too kind to shake hands and greet the fans inside the screening as well.)
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