Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your
life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and
repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an
author inside his head narrating his life. The narrator it is
extraordinarily accurate, and Harold recognizes the voice as an
esteemed author he saw on TV. But when the narration reveals that he is
going to die, Harold must find the author of the story, and ultimately
his life, to convince her to change the ending of the story before it
is too late.
For twelve years, the methodical IRS agent Harold
Crick has had a routine lonely life guided by his wristwatch. However,
one day he hears the narration of his life in off, telling that he is
going to die pretty soon. Meanwhile, he audits Ana Pascal, the owner of
a bakery that is in debt with the IRS, and falls in love for her.
Harold is advised by Professor Jules Hilbert to change his monotonous
lifestyle while he tries to find Karen Eiffel, the author of the story
of his life, who is researching means of killing the character, and
convince her to change the ending of the story."
-Stranger than fiction