History YMMV / StrangerThanFiction

24th Jan '16 5:45:55 PM bt8257
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%%* CultClassic:
* GeniusBonus:
** All the characters' last names are references to famous mathematicians and scientists.
** There are a number of visual references to René Magritte paintings, particularly [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Son_of_Man_%28Magritte%29 The Son of Man]].

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GeniusBonus: All the characters' last names are references to famous mathematicians and scientists.
** There are a number of visual references to René Magritte paintings, particularly [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Son_of_Man_%28Magritte%29 org/wiki/The_Son_of_Man The Son of Man]].



* VindicatedByHistory: Though far from critically panned, the movie didn't quite get the type of praise it deserved (mostly because many people were skeptical about Will Ferrel being able to pull off a dramatic role and a lot of the praise ends up sounding like "who knew Ferrel could do this?" rather than "it's a good movie"). However, today it is often regarded as one of the best movies of 2006, with many people wondering why Ferrel [[AwardSnub didn't get at least nominated for Best Actor]] at the Oscars.
%%* TheWoobie: Harold.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Though far from critically panned, the movie didn't quite get the type of praise it deserved (mostly because many people were skeptical about Will Ferrel Ferrell being able to pull off a dramatic role and a lot of the praise ends up sounding like "who knew Ferrel Ferrell could do this?" rather than "it's a good movie"). However, today it is often regarded as one of the best movies of 2006, with many people wondering why Ferrel [[AwardSnub didn't get at least nominated for Best Actor]] at the Oscars.
%%* TheWoobie: Harold.
Oscars.
19th Jan '16 2:06:52 AM Eagal
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Harold Crick singing ''Whole Wide World'' leading into Wreckless Eric's rendition of the song while he finally gets the girl
** Also the score provided by Spoon
** And Vangelis' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12Nky9lo8Nc "La Petite Fille de la Mer"]], accompanying Harold as he prepares [[spoiler:to meet his end]].



* HeReallyCanAct: Will Ferrel is mostly known for his comic roles, but damn if this movie doesn't prove he can pull off a dramatic role. Crick's distress when he's told that [[spoiler: he must accept his death in order to make Karen's book work]] feels strikingly genuine.
30th Dec '15 6:11:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Several critics bemoaned that the considerable talents of QueenLatifah -- a capable lead in her own right -- were wasted in an "assistant" role that gave her very little to do.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Several critics bemoaned that the considerable talents of QueenLatifah Music/QueenLatifah -- a capable lead in her own right -- were wasted in an "assistant" role that gave her very little to do.
23rd Nov '15 1:15:49 PM benda
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* ParanoiaFuel: If you're a writer who has killed off characters.

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* ParanoiaFuel: If you're a writer who has killed off characters. [[NightmareFuel Or maybe you are a character who isn't lucky enough to hear the voice of your narrator...]]
1st Apr '15 7:29:03 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* CultClassic: Very slowly becoming this.
* GeniusBonus: All the characters' last names are references to famous mathematicians and scientists.
** And there are a number of visual references to René Magritte paintings, particularly [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Son_of_Man_%28Magritte%29 The Son of Man]].

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* CultClassic: Very slowly becoming this.
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the characters' last names are references to famous mathematicians and scientists.
** And there There are a number of visual references to René Magritte paintings, particularly [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Son_of_Man_%28Magritte%29 The Son of Man]].



* TheWoobie: Harold.

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* %%* TheWoobie: Harold.
10th Jun '14 8:16:17 PM Aspie
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* HeReallyCanAct: Will Ferrel is mostly known for his comic roles, but damn if this movie doesn't prove he can pull off a dramatic role. Crick's distress when he's told that [[spoiler: he must accept his death in order to make Karen's book work]] feels strikingly genuine.
25th May '14 11:56:28 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Several critics bemoaned that the considerable talents of Queen Latifah -- a capable lead in her own right -- were wasted in an "assistant" role that gave her very little to do.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Several critics bemoaned that the considerable talents of Queen Latifah QueenLatifah -- a capable lead in her own right -- were wasted in an "assistant" role that gave her very little to do.
25th May '14 11:56:16 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Several critics bemoaned that the considerable talents of Queen Latifah -- a capable lead in her own right -- were wasted in an "assistant" role that gave her very little to do.
19th May '14 10:26:48 PM Discontent
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - Harold Crick singing ''Whole Wide World'' leading into Wreckless Eric's rendition of the song while he finally gets the girl

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Harold Crick singing ''Whole Wide World'' leading into Wreckless Eric's rendition of the song while he finally gets the girl



* GeniusBonus - All the characters' last names are references to famous mathematicians and scientists.

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* GeniusBonus - GeniusBonus: All the characters' last names are references to famous mathematicians and scientists.



* NeedsMoreLove: Really, really, REALLY NeedsMoreLove. Very underrated film.



* TheWoobie - Harold.

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* TheWoobie - Harold.TheWoobie: Harold.
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25th Apr '14 8:44:54 AM wittylibrarian
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* VindicatedByHistory: Though far from critically panned, the movie didn't quite get the type of praise it deserved (mostly because many people were skeptical about Will Ferrel being able to pull off a dramatic role and a lot of the praise ends up sounding like "who knew Ferrel could do this?" rather than "it's a good movie"). However, today it is often regarded as one of the best movies of 2006, with many people wondering why Ferrel didn't get at least nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Though far from critically panned, the movie didn't quite get the type of praise it deserved (mostly because many people were skeptical about Will Ferrel being able to pull off a dramatic role and a lot of the praise ends up sounding like "who knew Ferrel could do this?" rather than "it's a good movie"). However, today it is often regarded as one of the best movies of 2006, with many people wondering why Ferrel [[AwardSnub didn't get at least nominated for Best Actor Actor]] at the Oscars.
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