The more I think about Stranger than Fiction (2006, dir. Forster), the less it makes any sense. It's not on the level of, oh say, The Lake House (DIE!!), but it's very annoying.
Firstly, if Emma Thompson's character (the author, and narrator of Will Ferrell's life) has been writing her book Death and Taxes for 10 years (as we're made aware of by the TV interview) then how come when Ferrell starts to hear her it's the very start of her book? I mean, she's already researched death sequences for her lead character by the first 20 minutes of the movie, yet she's only just started the book?
Why are parts of Ferrell's life being narrated but others aren't? How come his trips to Dustin Hoffman's office aren't narrated, but when there's the scene where he's trying to find a public telephone to call Thompson it is narrated. What is Ferrell's character trying to find a telephone for?
How come when Thompson types "The phone rings" (or whatever) her phone does indeed ring and then it only rings when she types again, yet there was, like, 30 seconds between phone rings?
How come she's typing on a typewriter?
How come her book is so big yet if, as I mentioned, the start of the film is the start of her book ("This is a story about...") and barely any parts of Ferrell's life are actually narrated.
Ugh. It doesn't make sense. I do love Maggie though. And Emma. And Queen Latifah. And, I really do like Dustin Hoffman so much more when he does comedy.