I really enjoyed this movie. I would have never imagine Will Ferrell could pull of being an IRS agent but I think he did it and did it well. I loved that they threw in some trying-to-be-funny-like-Will-Ferrell lines. I found myself laughing out loud to several parts of the movie.
I just loved the scene were he brought her “flours” and told her “I want you”. I had a little bit of a hard time with Will Ferrell and Maggie Gyllenhal being together but not anymore weirded out than I was with Jake Gyllenhal and Heath Ledger. Will and Maggie just seem like an unlikely couple. But somehow, Harold and Ana pulled off the spark and I was convinced they wanted each other.
I really enjoyed the twisted plot of this. I always seemed to be on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what happened next to Harold Crick. I felt like all the acting was solid and I am so happy they didn’t kill Harold Crick and somehow I was ok with the fact he was plastered by a bus and I was supposed to believe it didn’t kill him.
I loved the scene when Harold is reading the entire manuscript at the end. It’s like he’s holding his entire life in his hands, including the end, and he makes a decision to read it. Isn’t that a classic question? Would you want to know how you died if you could? And he chooses to read it and he accepts his poetic death, using his life to save someone else’s. Man, that would have been a great end. But I’m glad he lived and knowing what facing the end is like, he would go on to live his life to the fullest.