Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) is your average I.R.S. Agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside of his head narrating his life. The narrator it is extraordinarily accurate, and Harold recognizes the voice as an esteemed author he saw on television. 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 watch featured in this movie is a Timex Men's Watch #T56371, Ironman Triathlon 42 Lap Combo Dual Tech, though in this movie, the watch's LCD display is CG enhanced to present clearer graphics. The actual watch is a simple nine segment per character LCD alphanumeric mode display with three lines, and some special-indicators. 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 »
Professor Jules Hilbert:
[walking to pool]
Some plots are moved forward by external events and crises. Others are moved forward by the characters themselves. If I go through that door, the plot continues. The story of me through the door. If I stay here the plot can't move forward, the story ends. Also if I stay here, I'm late.
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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 »
Fantasy movie, a la "Groundhog Day" where a man, Harold Crick in this case, finds he has no control over his life....which leads to him really appreciate his life. Although the premise is clearly fantasy, the concept is intriguing and compelling.
Cast is terrific; those who usually over-act, e.g. Dustin Hoffman and Will Ferrell, play it lower-keyed and believable. Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah and Maggie Gyllenhall (and Tom Hulce, almost unrecognizable in a single scene)round out the excellent cast .
A feel-good movie, mostly comedy but with some tragic undertones.
Close to two hours but you won't be looking at your watch very often.
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