Stranger than Fiction

Humax 4 movie theatre

Not quite art housy but at least not a Hollywood blockbuster in the traditional sense was todays mid-may movie meetup movie: Stranger than fiction. First we were supposed to see the movie at a cinema in Kawasaki (!) but Wye-Khe quickly switched to a more conveniently placed cinema, the Humax 4 in Ikebukuro. Still it didn’t help very much – I was the only one besides him who wanted to see the movie. I decided to vote “Yes” after seeing the trailer and it looked a bit like Truman Story (which is an excellent flick, I may add).

Harold Crick is an IRS taxman who lives a monotonous lifes. He lives according to his clock, always takes the same bus, nevery takes a day off and is extremely accurate when it comes to complex calculations. His ordered life is however soon interrupted when he starts to hear a female voice that seems to narrate his life. There’s also a love story with a woman who is almost the exact opposite of him and inspires him to try something new. When the narrator reveals that he’s going to die, he is running against the clock to find out who the voice belongs to and convice her to find a different ending.

The film uses the few special effects to show how organized his life is by blending in statistics, chart bars etc. Besides Will Ferrell who does a great job playing Harold Crick, there is also Emma Thompson as the slightly out-of-this-world author Karen Eiffel.

Restaurant in Ikebukuro

 

 

After the movie we went to a nearby restaurant to discuss about Stranger than Fiction and other movies. Like Chuck Norris ones. And red, green and blue ninjas.

About Mattie

This is my personal blog expressing my love for traveling in Japan, Korea and other parts of the world. When I'm not studying languages or extending my camera collection, I write for computer and tech magazines. Check out my YouTube videos as well. All new posts including ones for older events will be announced on my Twitter account.

Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007, in meetup, movie, tokyo. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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