Movie Night

My husband and I are enjoying a rare weekend without the boys. My in-laws have spirited them away, and hubby and I are trying to use the time for all manner of things. Today was a frenzy of cleaning…bathrooms, the pantry and the refrigerator, plus some giftwrapping. And now writing…yay! I’m just taking a short break…a few minutes to blog about the movie we went to see last night.

We saw Stranger Than Fiction, and I must say I really liked it. On a whole lot of levels. I thought the premise was clever and the characters well written and well acted. But I particularly liked the idea that an author (played by Emma Thompson) had written a character that she then got to meet. Her reaction to meeting Harold Crick was perfect. She seemed to be thinking…’You’re just like I imagined you’…’You’re just like I created you’. How interesting would that be? To have one of your characters come to life…to see how well and how completely you’d created them?

Oh, and then at the very end, there was this line that I really, really liked.

‘We must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties that we assume only accessorize our days, are in fact here for a much larger and nobler cause. They are here to save our lives.’
– The Narrator in Stranger Than Fiction

So true. Go see the movie!

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/10/2006 12:39 am


  1. I really want to see this movie, I’ve heard such great things about it!

  2. I thought it dragged in the middle, but I loved the ending. I left thinking that all writers should totally go see it!

  3. I’m really looking forward to seeing this movie, too! I love Emma Thompson.

  4. Oh, I want to see that movie too. And a night without the boys….sigh, now that’s worth celebrating.

  5. I really want to see that, it’s not out around here,we never get alot of movies in my town.

  6. Hmm, a chance to meet one’s own character? Makes me glad I don’t write about serial killers.

  7. I SO want to see this movie! I’ve had way too many people tell me about it’s fabulousity.

  8. I really want to see this movie…I LOVe, love, love Will Farrell. thanks!

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