Free Will

Ferrell sparkles in `Stranger than Fiction,' a thoughtful comedy about a man whose life is being narrated by someone else

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November 10, 2006|By Michael Sragow | Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic

No one since Alec Guinness has done a better job of acting the lonely guy in a crowd than Will Ferrell in the marvelous, marvelously imperfect new comedy, Stranger than Fiction.

It's been called Ferrell's variation on Jim Carrey's The Truman Show, a chance for a wild farceur to rein himself in.

Stranger than Fiction (Columbia Pictures) Starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, Emma Thompson. Directed by Marc Forster. Rated PG-13. Time 113 minutes.

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