Stranger Than Fiction is the story of Harold Crick; a maths genius who's working for the IRS. He's got to audit a beautiful baker, Ana Pascal, but he's got an annoying problem: he's got a female narrator following him around. Things get worse for Crick when she announces he'll die, and his only hope is a professor to save him, but the big mistake he's made is he's forgotten to free himself.
Will Ferrell and Emma Thompson are amazing in this film, Farrell showing that he can do serious roles as well as be very funny (Anchorman, Starsky And Hutch, just to name a few), and Thompson with her typical English Rose flair. I also enjoyed Queen Latifah's role, often overlooked by many and has redeemed her from her poor role in Taxi and Bringing Down The House. If you're expecting a lot of comical moments, then you won't be disappointed, but it's not a comedy as per say, and the bottom line is that it's more of a love story.
The blu-ray is a delight, beautiful colours and well produced by Sony (but what would we expect, this is their format?) - with it's crystal clear uncompressed PCM audio, 4.5mbps constant, and the 1.85:1 is quite nice too, as it's full screen for 16:9 displays. The video is 1080p and runs at a steady 25Mbps - which is pretty good. The blu-ray disk is the full BD50, which is great too, as you get ALL the extras from the DVD edition.
Talking about the extras, you get quite a few too: Actors in Search of Story, Building the Team, Words on a Page, On Location in Chicago, On the Set and Picture a Number: The Evolution of a GUI are excellent featurettes. There's also deleted scenes and an extended scene, and the trailer too.
If you love this film, have blu-ray, stop reading this and buy, you're in for a treat and is a flagship blu-ray release. If you like the film, then also consider renting this, it's an example to all the film companies on how to produce decent blu-ray releases.
4/5 for the film, 5/5 for the HD transfer