November PaaM is all about life–is it real?
Here were the choices:
And the winner was…
Stranger Than Fiction
PG-13 | 1| 2006
Here’s what the teen audience had to say…
FINAL RATING: 7 out of 8 slices
Every PaaM night, we ask our teens to give us their honest reviews of the winning movie. We then select voices that capture the range of opinions and critiques. Read what Lawrence, Giana, Lily and Youssef had to say about Will Ferrell’s introspective flick.
Choose three words to describe the movie.
Lawrence: funny, crazy, cookies
Giana: Moving, tragic, comedy
Lily: Comedic, heart-tugging, suspenseful
Youssef: Ironic, draining, relieving
What was your favorite scene? Bonus: Why? **SPOILER ALERT!**
Lawrence: When Harold listens to his toothbrush thinking it’s talking to him–it’s such a small detail but it’s a huge laugh.
Giana: The part where Will Ferrell’s character couldn’t come to terms with his death and Dustin Hoffman’s character just plainly says he needs to die.
Lily: When Harold gave Anna flours–it was a really cute scene as it is a play on words and it really connected to Anna, who’s a baker.
Youssef: When Harold went to meet his narrator. The look inferred surprise, fear, and confusion alluded to the history of her writing life.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Why or why not?
Lawrence: 200% with a side of cookies. It’s a good blend of slice of life, comedy, and tragedy as well as an intriguing idea, of an author accidentally writing about a real person’s life, with the idea that the person is unable to control his life and leaves it to “fate”, but in the end takes hold of the reigns of his own fate, and fulfills a happy content life.
Giana: Yes, the actors were able to engage the audience and really get some emotion from the movie.
Lily: YES, it was pretty stimulating. The movie develops the characters well, especially the author and Harold. You grow to like the characters and become deeply concerned if he would die and how.
Youssef: I would recommend to a friend because of the great deal of ironic and sassy comedy, with the self deprecating style of Harold’s struggle, I recognized how he had a happy ending he carried out.
Join us for the next FREE Pizza and a Movie!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
How to RSVP for Pizza and a Movie Night:
Seating is limited, so you must lay claim to your seat & slice by selecting “Free Ticket- RSVP HERE” on the Pizza and a Movie event page at teens.artsconnection.org/paam/ Fill in your information and you will receive a reminder email the day before the event. Please let us know exactly how many people you’ll be bringing. If you have any questions, feel free to email Briana, Assistant Teen Programs Manager at
PLEASE NOTE: This is a TEENS ONLY event.