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A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

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Tim Naughton (as Jonathan C. Daly)
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Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Stop dreaming. Start living.


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Rated PG for some crude comments, language and action violence | See all certifications »

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25 December 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La increíble vida de Walter Mitty  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,000,000 (USA) (27 December 2013)

Gross:

$58,229,120 (USA) (4 April 2014)
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Trivia

Ben Stiller stars in and directed the finished film; during one phase of development, Stiller's close friend and frequent "frat pack" co-star Owen Wilson was attached to the project. See more »

Goofs

Before Sean is about to let Walter take a peek through the finder of his camera, he accidentally touches the lens and brings it out of position. Walter would have not have seen much without readjusting position and focus of the lens. See more »

Quotes

Sean O'Connell: Number 25 is my best ever, the quintessence of life, I think. I trust you'll get it where it needs to go, you always do.
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The making and authorized distribution of this film supported over 15,000 jobs and involved hundreds of thousands of work hours. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Don't Let It Pass
Written by Tobias Winterkorn, José González and Elias Araya (as Elias Assegahegn Araya)
Performed by Junip
Courtesy of Mute
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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25 December 2013 | by (Salt Lake City) – See all my reviews

One really has to wonder what the professional reviewers are really thinking. We looked over the family movie list and barely decided to go to this one based on lackluster reviews. Six out of six of us REALLY liked it and found it deep and entertaining, and easy to watch. By all means, if you are looking to enjoy a movie, go see this one.

If you are looking for a connection to the original story, the connection happens during the first 45 minutes and then seems to go in its own direction. Big deal. The movie moves through characters development, plot lines, and geographies smoothly, and does not reveal its final hand until the end.


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