It's been a while since I participated with Food 'n Flix but this movie had me intrigued. Deb over at Kahakai Kitchen is hosting this month and her movie selection is Stranger Than Fiction. Her announcement post is HERE
I am not a fan of Will Ferrell, not at all, but this is the one movie I think he does an excellent job. It's a very unusual story line.
To describe this movie would ruin it because it’s just so quirky, it defies an explanation without spoiling the plot and ending. All I will say is, Emma Thompson plays an author who writes about a man named Harold Crick (played by Will Ferrell) Mr. Crick is an Internal Revenue Service auditor. Can you think of anything more odious? Crick may well be more than a creation of her imagination.
Maggie Gyllanhaal plays Ana Pascal, a baker who changes Crick’s life. One of my favorite scenes…Harold brings Ana flours.
I Brought You Flours
[Harold gives Ana bags of flour and confesses his love for her.]
Harold Crick: Miss Pascal, I've been odd and I... I know that I've been odd. And... I want you.
Ana Pascal: What?
Harold Crick: There are so many reasons, so many influences in my life that are telling me, at times quite litterally, that I should have come here and bring you these. But... but I'm doing this because I want you.
Ana Pascal: You want me?
Harold Crick: In no uncertain terms.
Ana Pascal: Isn't there some very... clearer and established... rule about... fraternization?
Harold Crick: Auditor/ auditee protocol?
Ana Pascal: Yeah!
Harold Crick: Yeah, but I don't care.
The movie is peculiar and strange yet you want to know what will happen to Harold and Ana and the other characters. There is also a good scene where Ana makes cookies for Harold...but he doesn't want to accept them. "How can anyone not like cookies?!"
Here is what I am bringing to the party.
Cookies and Peach Jam Bars.
The jam bars are modified from a Donna Hay recipe in Classics 2. This is also a linkup for Potluck Theme at I Heart Cooking Club.
Simply tip a stick of softened butter into a food processor. Mix with 1 cup AP flour, a teaspoon baking powder and 1/3 cup sugar. Then add 1 egg yolk. Once it's a nice smooth dough, spread in a pan and top with a favorite jam. I used peach for this one.
And here are the cookies!
Go check out Deb's post and watch Stranger Than Fiction. Even if you aren't a fan of Ferrell, this one is strangely good. Don't forget Potluck at IHCC. See ya later!