Stranger than “Stranger Than Fiction”

My favorite thing about Marc Forster’s vividly romantic comedy Stranger Than Fiction was the romance that never actually caught fire… the combustible pairing of Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.

Ever since that movie, and both times I’ve seen it on DVD, I’ve become distracted by the potential for the continuing story of their two characters, who just seemed made for each other.

But then I’ve sighed, shaken my head, and resolved myself to watching Hoffman and Thompson continue to pop up, here and there, as eccentric supporting characters, when they really should be cherished and blessed with the kinds of roles reserved for legends.

And now, in a manner of speaking, I might get to see it happen:  According to TimeOut, the two will star in Last Chance Harvey, a romantic comedy from the director of Jump Tomorrow.

Fantastic.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.


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