Yeah! I know it has been far too long since I posted my last All Time Favorite but I thought now is a better time than ever to resurrect this feature.

Stranger Than Fiction really surprised me, I thoroughly enjoyed this film. The chemistry between Will Ferrell and Maggie Gyllenhaal was electric and at the same time sweet and innocent. And I could definitely relate to the rebellious nature of Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s character. If you have yet to see this film I highly recommend checking it out, I don’t think you will be disappointed.

And not only is this a cute and funny flick it also has a kick ass soundtrack, which makes this film my All Time Favorite #17.

mp3: The Book I WriteSpoon

mp3: Bottles and Bones (Shade and Sympathy)Califone

Stranger Than Fiction Soundtrack 2006

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8 Responses to “All Time Favorite #18”

  1. colin on November 17th, 2007 8:16 pm

    i’m so, so jealous. you can type out, possibly even say out loud, something like ‘kick ass’ and it just works. in glasgow the piss would be taken, a lot. at best we get away with something like ‘ya dancer’. even that can be pushing it. anyway, hope this finds you well rachel, and yes, a great film indeed. maggie is someone to sigh over… :) x

  2. mjrc on November 18th, 2007 7:11 am

    i just saw this recently and was captivated by it. i cried like a baby at the end. it’s quite possible i may have been pms-ing, which would account for the extreme emotional reaction, but it was genuine at the time. a really good film for sure. plus i love will ferrell in just about anything he does and it was great to see him in a not-so-overtly-funny performance.

  3. Celera on November 18th, 2007 10:12 pm

    Hey — PMS emotions are real too! Now that I’m getting closer to menopause I cry way more than I used to. It isn’t really a bad thing, sort of a gift of middle age to finally be less afraid of my own feelings.

    Wait,this has nothing to do with the movie. Which I haven’t seen yet. But I’m impressed at the overall quality of films that Will Farrell has made. As SNL alums go, he seems to have developed one of the more credible film careers. I’ve seen him on the Tonight Show too, and he seems like a decent fellow.

  4. Pip on November 19th, 2007 8:34 am

    hehe, colin is funny…

    Great flick, surprising flick… really I didn’t expect the depth that it has. That and the Will Ferrell character I can relate to… imagine how that works.

  5. Rachel on November 19th, 2007 9:37 am

    Colin, have you seen this yet? Is it out in Glasgow? And I think you can get away with a little more than ‘ya dancer’! And on a final note you will certainly sigh when you see Maggie in this film. ;-) xX

    Marcy, I was the same way when I saw it and I don’t think I was PMS’ing, I think it is an overall touching film…But then again I cry at a lot of movies.

    Celera, do see this film, I think you will enjoy it and Will Ferrell has made some wonderful choices, I do agree. He is so funny, one of the more successful Ex-SNL stars…There are so few. :-P

    Pip…How does that work I wonder? ;-)

  6. colin on November 21st, 2007 10:23 am

    Oh yes – this film came out in the UK about a year ago now – I picked it up on DVD. And, oh yes, I sighed. Quite a lot as it happens. Maggie is one of my favourites. Probably in the all-time Top Ten :) x

  7. tara on November 22nd, 2007 10:12 pm

    really surprised me too.
    i wanted to BE maggie in this movie.
    can i BE HER???

  8. Lovelyn on December 16th, 2007 7:50 pm

    I saw this movie in the theater. I saw the preview and wanted to see it badly. It didn’t disappoint me at all. In fact it was better than expected.

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