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Ferrell pic offers something for everyone at preem

HOLLYWOOD — To the studio head, it was “an accessible adult comedy”; to the star, “Capraesque”; and to the producer, “a comedy that makes you cry.”

“Stranger Than Fiction” preemed Monday at the Village with Sony topper Amy Pascal, Will Ferrell and producer Lindsay Doran on hand for the after-party held in a cleverly converted former art store.

Near where lines of dialogue were painted on the space’s white walls, screenwriter Zach Helm described the pic as an “ultra-contemporary American comedy where it’s not just about humor. The device of the plot is the story.”

Preem had the feel of one for a big, end-of-the-year movie, and production prexy Matt Tolmach said the release was timed to “kick off the holiday season. It has a love story, fairy tale, and it’s funny.”

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