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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.
Why Is Stranger Than Fiction Rated PG-13?
Stranger Than Fiction is rated PG-13 for some disturbing images, sexuality, brief language and nudity.
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Harold’s routine life turns topsy-turvy when he is sent to audit a young baker and he finds himself fantasizing about her naked body. Later they sleep together and are repetitively shown in bed. Meanwhile, the chain-smoking Kay Eiffel turns to alcohol while visualizing the death of her seemingly fictitious character. A bus accident results in serious injuries and blood-splattered pavement is shown. The script contains brief profanities as well as a sexual expletive and male buttock nudity portrayed in a non-sexual context.
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Before playing Kay Eiffel’s assistant in this film, Queen Latifah plays a retail worker who decides to go on an extravagant vacation after learning she is terminally ill in Last Holiday. Dustin Hoffman also has a role in the story of an author who entertains a family of young boys with his invented tales of pirates and fairies in the movie Finding Neverland.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Stranger Than Fiction...
If you liked the movie Stranger than Fiction, then read the DVD! The film releases to the home entertainment market with deleted and extended scenes plus an anthology of featurettes. These include: Actors In Search Of A Story (Marc Forster discusses why each cast member was such an integral part of the film), Building The Team (director Marc Forster discusses the importance and contribution of each of his ?team? members), On Location in Chicago (an in-depth look at why Chicago was chosen as the place to shoot the film), Words on a Page (an interview with producer Lindsay Doran and writer Zach Helm), Picture a Number (a look at the special effects) and On The Set (a montage of funny on the set moments). Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French, with subtitles in English and French.