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Moxie Cinema Staff Picks: Stranger Than Fiction

Moxie Cinema Staff Picks: Stranger Than Fiction

January, 26 2019 | 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

305 S Campbell Ave Springfield, Missouri 65806
www.moxiecinema.com


“A wondrously funny modern fairy tale, Stranger than Fiction manages to blend romance, satire and fantasy into a story that’s both fully satisfying and patently absurd.”
– Tom Long, Detroit News
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Staff Picks Series
Every month a member of the Moxie staff picks a film that impacted their lives and we put it up on the big screen.
January’s pick was made by Isabel Shirey
“Stranger Than Fiction plays with reality in such a subtle and tasteful way. This film provides an artful depiction of what it means to be the protagonist in your own life. It has a unique take on locus of control and the concept of determinism that might induce an existential crisis in the most light-hearted of ways.”

Film Synopsis:
An IRS auditor has his life interrupted by the sound of a personal narrator who knows his every thought, feeling and action, including when and where he will die.

Film Information:
Starring: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Director: Marc Forster
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 113 min.

Reviews:
“Willfully eccentric, odd in tone, it is an English major’s comedy, a wry exploration of plot, narrative, character and a writer’s imprint on her or his work.”
– Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

“It has a nifty premise and outstanding performances from Ferrell, as the protagonist-in-progress, and Emma Thompson, as his blocked creator.”
– Jack Mathews, New York Daily News

“A wondrously funny modern fairy tale, Stranger than Fiction manages to blend romance, satire and fantasy into a story that’s both fully satisfying and patently absurd.”
– Tom Long, Detroit News

“Will Ferrell delivers a moving and surprisingly delicate — though not so surprisingly funny — turn as the lonesome bureaucrat bedeviled by a voice only he hears.”
– Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

“Besides being inventive and witty, Stranger Than Fiction is a tribute to the power of literature. But art is not its only domain. It also delves into the world of ultimate certainties: death and taxes.”
– Claudia Puig, USA Today

“Stranger Than Fiction is a meditation on life, art and romance, and on the kinds of responsibility we have. Such an uncommonly intelligent film does not often get made.”
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Yes, Stranger Than Fiction is a head trip. But it’s a very friendly one, and well crafted at that.”
– Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News

“Crisp, eccentric and exhilarating.”
– Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

“This is a Ferrell you’ve never seen before, nailing a role that calls for breakneck humor in the final race against the clock and touching gravity in the love scenes with Gyllenhaal.”
– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“The deader the deadpan the better. When Ferrell and Hoffman do their thing together, a charming bit of whimsy becomes something more. It becomes really, really funny.”