October 24, 2006

When There’s a Will

Will Ferrell has appeared in his first-ever masterpiece. It’s “Stranger Than Fiction,” which I saw at a critics screening today. Directed by Marc Forster- who made “Monster’s Ball” and “Finding Neverland”- it’s a funny, creative, and poignant mind-bender that’s pretty much the movie “Adaptation” should have been. Just as they used to call “Charade” the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made, I’d call “Stranger Than Fiction” the best Charlie Kaufman script that Charlie Kaufman didn’t write.

See this movie when it comes out in mid-November. It’s almost certainly in the top five for the year.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 24, 2006 09:03 PM

I read a review saying that this wasn't a typical Ferrell role and won't be a classic like "Old School". Thoughts?

Posted by: Jeff S at October 24, 2006 11:45 PM

I'm really excited to see this movie. I've held the belief for a long time that Will Ferrell is capable of more than slapstick humor, I think there's a really good actor underneath all of that, and I'm looking forward to seeing him in a more serious role. Plus, this movie just looks so good - it seems intelligent and original. I think this is going to be Ferrell's turn to do a "Truman Show" and I think people are going to be surprised when he rocks it.

Posted by: newkillerstar at October 25, 2006 04:08 PM
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