I've had a Netflix subscription for about the last year. I maintain my queue and watch every movie I receive, regardless of whether I've seen it before. I have the "3 at a time" plan, which means I have 3 movies out at any given time. I have my dad set up with a sub-account, which causes me to receive 2 movies, and him one. Something odd happened this last time around, though.
I received the normal 2 red envelopes in the mailbox, but one felt different than usual: It had 2 movies in it instead of just one. I figured it was just a mistake, so I thought nothing of it. That was, until I actually watched the movie.
Now, I'm not a Will Ferrel fan by any means, and his movies annoy the crap out of me. When I loaded this one in the DVD player, I had overlooked that he was the star of the movie. When it started, I expected disappointment, as I saw his face as the main character. I decided to "suffer" through it and see what it was all about, and I figured I would turn it off eventually if I got annoyed by it. The thing of it was, I didn't get annoyed.
I sat here watching the film, and I identified with so many points of it. It was almost as if someone made the movie about me, with the usual Hollywood exaggerations. I couldn't believe it! The difference was, this movie had a definitive ending, whereas my life seemingly doesn't. I learned some from the movie though, and I saw parts of my life on the screen that I need to do something about. It was almost as if someone was trying to send me a message. I have to say, if that was the goal, it was achieved.
I would have never selected this movie in 100 years, regardless of what popular culture said about it. The fact that "Stranger Than Fiction" became that mistakenly sent Netfix disk just seems to be rather odd... Words can't explain how disturbed I feel now.
No, I'm not going to go jump in front of a bus. I'm just going to totally reevaluate each day as I live it.
By the way, it was an excellent movie. I highly recommend it.
How weird is that dude, I got the exact same film the other day with my Lovefilm subscription (the equivalent to Netflix).
I wasnt expecting much from it but as it went on I found myself enjoying it more and more.
Definately one to buy, I recommend anyone to watch it.
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- Posted by macguy (Guest) on June 26, 2007 at 11:29:01PM