Harold Crick (Will Ferrell
) is an IRS Agent whose world is turned upside-down when he begins to hear his life being chronicled by a narrator only he can hear. The Narrator, Kay Eiffel (Emma Thompson
), a nearly forgotten author of tragic novels, is struggling to complete her latest and best book, unaware that her protagonist is alive and uncontrollably guided by her words.
Fiction and reality collide when the bewildered and hilariously resistant Harold hears the Narrator say that events have been set in motion that will lead to his imminent death. Desperate to escape his fate, Harold seeks help from eccentric English professor Dr. Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman
) and finds unexpected comfort in a burgeoning romance with a defiant audit subject, Ana Pascal (Maggie Gyllenhall). Unluckily for Harold, Kay's impatient publishers have unleashed a stern assistant named Penny Escher (Queen Latifah
) to help the author finish her book and finish off Harold Crick.
A very good film. A great performance by Will Ferell. So different than the Will Ferell we know in movies like Anchorman and Blades of Glory. Emma Thompson was very funny, Queen Latifeh was good, Dustin Hoffman was very good, an excellent script by Zach Helm and great directing by Marc Forester
good movie - works better as a renter than on the big screen. Ferrell and Hoffman are great. It`s funny a times, really dramatic the next. Overall, not-a-bad flick.