|Title:||Stranger Than Fiction|
|11.28.06||Cinemark Pflugerville|| I think the trailer for this movie really hurts it. It's not really a laugh-out-loud comedy. WIll Ferrell plays it totally straight. The ending is sad. There are some funny moments but I think it's being sold as the wrong kind of movie. In fact, I liked this more than both Monsters Ball and Finding Neverland... it's a shame this movie's not being hyped up like those were.|
Dustin Hoffman's great in this. So's Ferrell and this is the first time I've really found Maggie Gyllenhaal sexy (and yes that's including Secretary). And that Wreckless Eric song is like the critical moment in the entire movie. It makes Eric's story of going to the premiere and getting to see his name scroll across Emma Thompson's tits a lot more meaning for me.
And also, for anyone thinking the visual effects were a lot like that one scene in Fight Club, thank Kevin Tod Haug.