Movie Review - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013.

Directed by Ben Stiller.

Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Kathryn Hahn, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt and Shirley MacLaine.


Walter Mitty is a middle-aged man who has done nothing with his life. He continually loses himself in daydreams, wishing that he could break free of the mental shackles that prevent from taking a leap of faith. He works for Life magazine, which has just been bought by another company and is in the process of being shut down. Walter Mitty is given the task of finding a missing photo that will be the cover of the last issue, and it’s a quest that leads him half-way around the world.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a strange film. At some points it wants to be an uplifting, inspirational tale but it doesn’t reach those heights. Other times it seems
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