Rating – B+
Saw on DVD
As a novelist (Emma Thompson) struggles with how to kill off her main character, IRS auditor Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) begins hearing her narration in his head and realizes he must prevent his own death. Crick’s world turns upside down, and it’s a life-or-death situation as he tries to persuade best-selling author Kay Eiffel to change the ending of her novel. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman and Queen Latifah lead the fine supporting cast.
I am not a real fan of Will Ferrell’s over the top comedies – but in this one he was much more subdued and subtle. It was great to see someone who is extremely anal break out and have a life – there is hope for us geeks.