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Overall B-

Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) literally lives life by the numbers. But this IRS auditor is about to have his obsessively organized world turned upside down when his life somehow becomes linked to the fictional protagonist in a novelist's (Emma Thompson) new book. A clever script with solid performances makes for entertaining viewing, although there are a few reasons why this movie may not be a novel idea for younger teens and children.

Violence C+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some disturbing images, sexuality, brief language and nudity.

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Stranger Than Fiction

How does Harold’s daily activities change once he discovers he is about to die? What things would you pursue if you knew your death was imminent? What life ambitions would you want to accomplish?

Ana offers milk and warm cookies to Harold after a long day of work. What foods or activities comfort you after a difficult day?

How does the director use details like color, background settings and clothing choices to add to the characters’ personalities?