Its interesting that when Stranger than Fiction came out, it simply came and went, it was hyped as this great movie but simply became nothing more than a blimp on the radar and faded out. Now it seems as some time has passed, its developing a cultish following almost since I can't go a week without hear or reading someone praising the movie or about Wil Ferrel's performance. Now I saw the movie when it came out, actually had pre-screening tickets, and I definately didn't think it was bad but it certainly wasn't great. I suppose my problem with the film was how generic it was with such a cool concept. Okay so you have an author who's writing about a real person, cool concept, what does it turn into generic "romance" film with a twist. Shy character is forced in a scenario where he meets girl and sees how his life is terrible. I mean there really isn't much more depth to the film than that. Now I suppose since it suppose to be mainstream it couldn't go into any of the cool deep questions like the value of literary characters, whether they actually have feelings, are literary characters really human, etc... But come on everything simply was regaled to simply being a plot device for the generic love story and hell it even has a happy go-lucky ending. I seem to be the only one who didn't think it was all that great, anyone else here feel this way? Again I don't hate the film and can't even call it bad but it definitely felt like wasted potential.