'Stranger than Fiction': Ferrell without the funny?
by Logan Burd
Stranger than Fiction (2006)
Directed by Marc Forster
One may stumble across “Stranger than Fiction” while browsing through Will Ferrell’s lengthy list of credits and brush it off as just another straight comedy. That person would be straight wrong. Directed by Marc Forster (“Monster’s Ball”) and written with poetic grace by screenwriter Zach Helm, “Stranger than Fiction” possesses a beauty and legitimacy unthought-of in Ferrell’s previous works.