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Stranger Than Fiction

Certificate
12 Certificate
Title
108 Mins
Released
2006
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Packshot of Stranger Than Fiction
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
108 Mins
Released
2006

Harold (Will Ferrell) is a tax inspector who lives a life of solitude. Kay (Emma Thompson) is a best-selling author struggling to finish her latest book. When Harold begins hearing Kay's voice narrating every moment of his life he thinks he is going mad. But he discovers that his entire life is the subject of her latest book. Kay has no idea that Harold is an actual living human and seeks ways to kill him off. Co stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman and Queen Latifah. Contains one use of strong language and mature subject matter.

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Director

  • Marc Forster

Screenwriter

  • Zach Helm

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You don't understand that this isn't a story to me, it's my life! I want to live!

Did you know?

  • To achieve a suitably haggard look, Emma Thompson wore no make-up throughout the shoot.
  • While filming Will Ferrell wore an earpiece and Emma Thompson's narrative lines were fed through to him.
  • The title of this movie comes from a Mark Twain quote, 'truth is stranger than fiction, but this is because fiction is obliged to stick to probability, truth is not'.
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Box Office

U.K.
£0.96 million
U.S.
$22.91 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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