Oh and if anyone out there is a fan of the band Spoon, they feature heavily on the soundtrack.
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
More Intelligent Than Strange
Well, I've just finished watching Stranger Than Fiction for the first time and, for a film with Will Ferrell in it, it's great. Lovely and intelligent, with some nice moral issues (will he/won't he die etc.). To be honest, I wasn't sure if I was going to get too much enjoyment out of it - the thought of a film that has the same actor that brought us the horrors (in my own opinion) of Talledega Nights and the new, just weird looking Semi-Pro wasn't setting off any fireworks in my head. I was very surprised though. He actually gives a great performance. Well, Emma Thompson's is probably better - her portrayal of author Karen Eiffel is pretty intense in a strange way. I think that its title of being a comedy is a bit off the mark though. You might prefer to call it a "dramedy" as it doesn't have too many laugh-out-loud moments in it. It's more the type of humour that may put a little bit of a smile to your face. To me, though, that's great because I'm not the type of person who particularly likes slapstick or outright joke-telling. Quiet humour like this is perfect for me.