I was in the mood for a comedy, so I did a search on Hulu+ for Will Ferrell and found this.
As it turned out this was not so much a comedy, rather a light-hearted drama, something Will Ferrell has hardly ever done. Still, it turned out to be rather good.
Also in this were Emma Thompson (she was most excellent), Queen Latifah, Dustin Hoffman, and Tom Hulce. I didn’t realise Tom Hulce was in this until the end because…
The story was quirky but fun, and the acting was all good, but poor Tom Hulce had only a small part. There were a lot of little details in the background to pick out, such as a photo of a Maori man with a large face tattoo… wonder why that was put in.
This was filmed in Chicago which looks like a good place to visit. And the Stranger Than Fiction soundtrack in this was great, although none of the songs in the trailer below were actually in the film.
A worthy watch.
Date watched: September 17th
Film count 2015: 122
You can’t really make it out, but the photo of the Maori fellow is just to the left of the chair in the freeze frame below (or at the 1:20 mark if you get a different frame than I do).
And here is Queen Latifah not sticking to acting…