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 Professor Hilbert talks to Harold in the next scene he mentions it being hit by a wrecking ball. See more »
It's literature on the nicotine patch.
I don't need a nicotine patch, Penny. I smoke cigarettes.
Well, it may help.
May help? Help what? Help what, Penny? Help write a novel?
May help save your life.
I'm not in the business of saving lives.
[spits into tissue to Penny's disgust, and puts cigarette in tissue]
In fact, just the opposite.
[wipes water out of eye]
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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 »
I Turn My Camera On
Written by Britt Daniel
Performed by Spoon
Courtesy of Merge Records
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music 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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