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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
As a big Will Ferrell fan, I decided that I had to see this movie. I expected this to be one of those films where your favorite actor doesn't play his typical role, I was right. First, I must say that Will Ferrel isn't alone in making this a good film to watch, he is accompanied by pleasant surprises (if you didn't do previous reading on the film) such as Queen Latifah and Dustin Hoffman.
My favorite things about the movie are the balances of emotions and realities. You have Will Ferrell who comes off as a strange-cookie and obsessive compulsive in the beginning with his ritual and repetitive daily acts, but at times he seems normal and not so interested in being "weird." Then you have Ana (played by Megan Gyllenhall) who comes off as a punk-rock, rebel who hates anyone, but then develops into a sweet, artistic, and soulful woman.
So, it feels like the writers and directors could have gone with the stereotypes, but they didn't, they let the characters be more than just their surface.
I also enjoyed the visuals of the film, the architecture was nice and the colors were appropriate for the story and concept.
"Stranger Than Fiction" was an enjoyable film and there is no other way to describe it. It brought upon various thoughts and feelings.