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
Several references are made to René Magritte's painting "Son of Man", once when Harold is running to the bus stop with the green apple in his mouth, and again when he is talking to the doctor at the office, sitting in front of a wall painted with clouds. See more »
Harold's apartment is partially destroyed by a front-end loader with hydraulic forks hooked to it. When the foreman sees Harold he shouts "Stop the crane!" which it is not. See more »
[sitting on bench under an umbrella]
May I ask what we're doing out here?
[sitting next to Penny without an umbrella]
We're imagining car wrecks.
I see. And we can't imagine car wrecks inside?
No. Did you know that 41 percent of accidents occur in times of inclement weather?
So do 90 percent of pneumonia cases.
Really? Pneumonia. That's an interesting way to die. But how would Harold catch pneumonia?
Have you written anything new today?
Did you read the poems I suggested, or make a list of words, buy...
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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 »
This movie was such a great surprise! I saw this at an advanced screening just days after suffering through Marie Antoinette. What a pleasant escape! The cast did an outstanding job. Who doesn't love Will Ferrell, but to see him in this role gives me a whole new level of respect for him as an actor. He simply shines on screen! Maggie Gyllenhaal is a delight. Emma Thompson is brilliant as always. Simply wonderful! The writing was terrific. It was so nice to see a movie that could make you laugh and think (not too hard) at the same time. Direction was well done as well - it was even visually appropriate.
Go see it and take a friend. You will laugh and be happy for a change after leaving a movie.
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