Sunday, December 03, 2006

You Don't Bring Me Flours Anymore


Earlier this week I saw Stranger Than Fiction instead of being outside in the cold and snow for Family Home Evening.

I loved this movie! I loved the premise, I loved Will Ferrell playing a different kind of character than usual, I loved all of the other characters, and I loved the attention to detail. Dustin Hoffman was hilarious as the Literature professor and I loved trying to figure out which novels he was mentioning as he questioned the events of Harold Crick's life. I love seeing Emma Thompson commit to her role of distracted, hermit author with all the idiosyncracies and affectations. I loved the architecture, color schemes, and the little details like when Harold is staying with his friend who loves space camp (Buster Bluth) the sleeping bag has the cosmos on it. I loved the play on words of flower/flour although it took me about 5 minutes to get the joke. But one of my favorite exchanges was this one...
Dr. Jules Hilbert: Hell Harold, you could just eat nothing but pancakes if you wanted.
Harold Crick: What is wrong with you? Hey, I don't want to eat nothing but pancakes, I want to live! I mean, who in their right mind, in a choice between pancakes and living, chooses pancakes?
Dr. Jules Hilbert: Harold, if you pause to think, you'd realize that that answer is inextricably contingent upon the type of life being led... and, of course, the quality of the pancakes.
And if you want that song that Harold plays, click here...

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I have seen this movie twice and I love it! It made me want to make illogical decisions and live a fabulously enjoyable life. I have to agree about the pancakes - if you are going to eat Krusteaz pancakes, that would be miserable. But homemade pancakes, light and fluffy, with butter, orange juice and powdered sugar (my favorite) - that would be LIVING!

Tamara said...

I loved it too! Ah. So great. Will Ferrell. Love him.
I'm just grateful that I, too, am no Golum.

Wipf said...

I liked it as well. In the back of my mind I kept wondering when he was going to start running around in his underware though.