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Stranger Than Fiction

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Chuck Palahniuk, Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
113 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/10/06
performer:
Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah
director:
Marc Forster
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
Zach Helm
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a D

Where does ”Fight Club”’s author find his twisted inspiration? This grab bag of barely edited nonfiction pieces called ”Stranger Than Fiction” holds the soporific answer. The topics amble from a depressing hospice to a sweaty Greco-Roman wrestling match; even a Juliette Lewis portrait lacks decent repartee. Chapters about Palahniuk’s murderous grandfather and his fondness for Brad Pitt’s lips should sate biographical completists. Everyone else will wonder why Palahniuk is more obsessed with his first novel than his next.