Stranger than fiction [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures and Mandate Pictures present a Three Strange Angels production ; produced by Lindsay Doran ; written by Zach Helm ; directed by Marc Forster.
Contributor(s): Doran, Lindsay [pro] | Helm, Zach [aus] | Forster, Marc [drt] | Ferrell, Will [act] | Gyllenhaal, Maggie [act] | Hoffman, Dustin [act] | Queen Latifah [act] | Thompson, Emma [act] | Hale, Tony | Hulce, Tom | Hunt, Linda | Columbia Pictures | Mandate Pictures (Firm) | Three Strange Angels (Firm) | Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)Material type: FilmLanguage: English, French Original language: English Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Pictures Industries : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007Description: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inISBN: 1424820766; 9781424820764Uniform titles: Stranger than fiction (Motion picture) Subject(s): United States. Internal Revenue Service -- Drama | United States. Internal Revenue Service -- Drama | Auditory hallucinations -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Women novelists -- Drama | Writer's block -- Drama | Death -- DramaGenre/Form: Comedy films.DDC classification: 791.43/72
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Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Actors In Search of a Story [featurette] (19 min.); Building the Team [featurette] (9 min.); On Location in Chicago [featurette] (11 min.); Words on a Page [featurette] (10 min.); Picture a Number: The Evolution of a G.U.I. [featurette] (17 min.); On the Set [featurette] (3 min.); Book Channel interview with Karen Eiffel [extended scene] (7 min.); Book Channel interview with Peter Allen Prothero [deleted scene] (5 min.); Previews (5 min.).
Before Wednesday -- Extraordinary day -- Baker -- Talking leaps -- Trees are trees -- Alarming news -- Little did he know -- Transit encounter -- Ruling out the possibilities -- Comedy or tragedy -- Harold the tax guy -- Milk and cookies -- Harold's day off -- Plot thickens -- Musical conviction -- Breaking the protocol -- Making music -- Significant moments -- Writer's resolution -- Critical call -- Avoiding chance -- Poetic masterpiece -- Entertaining ideas -- Sharing secrets -- Unthinkable error -- Life choices -- Making sense -- Finding cookies.
Director of photography, Roberto Schaefer ; edited by Matt Chesse ; music by Britt Daniel, Brian Reitzell ; visual effects designer, Kevin Tod Haug ; main title sequence and Harold's mathematical graphics designed and animated by MK12.
Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, Emma Thompson, Tony Hale, Tom Hulce, Linda Hunt.
Harold Crick - IRS auditor, milquetoast, and poster child for obsessive-compulsive disorder - wakes one morning to hear a woman's voice in his bathroom, narrating his life as he is living it, subsequently announcing his imminent death. This is a big problem, since Harold has a burning crush on Ana, his latest audit case. Searching for the source of the voice, he turns to literary theory-spewing professor Jules Hilburt, who eventually discovers that talented but troubled novelist Karen Eiffel is writing Harold--he is the central character of her new novel, "Death and Taxes." The question is: will Harold's story end as a comedy, or a tragedy?
MPAA rating: Rating PG-13; for some disturbing images, sexuality, brief language and nudity.
CHV rating: PG.
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital Surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1.
In English (Dolby Digital Surround 5.1) or French (Dolby Digital Surround) with optional subtitles in English or French ; close-captioned in English.