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
Professor Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman) creates a questionnaire of twenty-three items for Harold Crick (Will Ferrell). Professor David Hilbert, the German mathematician, proposed a famous list of twenty-three problems at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris in 1900. Hilbert's problems became so famous that they are typically referred to by number amongst mathematicians and philosophers, and several are still unanswered. See more »
Just before Professor Hilbert and Harold start going over Hilbert's checklist of tragic heroes, Hilbert asks Harold to be seated. Harold clearly sits on a jacket that is thrown on the chair. In later moments of the scene the jacket is neatly placed on the back of the couch next to Harold. See more »
You have to understand that this isn't a philosophy or a literary theory or a story to me. It's my life.
Professor Jules Hilbert:
Absolutely. So just go make it the one you've always wanted.
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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 »
My Mathematical Mind
Written by Britt Daniel
Performed by Spoon
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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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