Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wil Ferrell really can act...that is Stranger than Fiction!
I know I'm late to the party on this, but last night w and I watched Stranger Than Fiction, a movie that came out in 2006. Now I have to admit any movie starring Will Ferrell automatically gets the glance of skepticism. But I remembered some good reviews, and our friends D/K said it was their favorite movie of the year. K happens to also provide me a perfect martini whenever I am fortunate enough to dine at their house, so I figured if I can't trust my bartender, who can I trust? Plus this was directed by Marc Forster, whose resumé includes The Kite Runner, Monster's Ball, and another of my all time favorites, Finding Neverland (Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet together...need I say more?). Plus he's also directing the new Bond film Quantum of Solace. And about Will Ferrell? He actually acts in this movie....and not like an idiot. He gives a tremendously controlled performance, and the story is a wonderful, semi-dark but ultimately rewarding trip. Also starring is Emma Thompson, one of the most gifted and beautiful women in movies who also doesn't mind making herself look her worst (have you seen her TV movie Wit, out on DVD....amazing!), turning in another stellar performance. We both raved, and if you haven't seen it, do! I'd love to know what you think...or thought...of it.