When his job along with that of his co-worker 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.
The manager of the negative assets sector of Life magazine, Walter Mitty, has been working for sixteen years for the magazine and has a tedious life, not going anywhere but from his home to his job and vice-versa. He is an escapist, daydreaming into a world of fantasy many times a day. Walter has a crush on the recently hired Cheryl Melhoff but he is too shy to invite her on a date and he is trying to contact her via online dating. The magazine is preparing to release its last printed edition and the loathsome manager of transition Ted Hendricks is preparing an inevitable downsizing over the next few days. Walter has been the liaison between the magazine and the mysterious independent photographer Sean O'Connell who has sent to him a package of negatives and a wallet as a gift for his work. Sean also suggests to the senior management the use of negative 25 for the cover of the last edition. However, Walter cannot find the negative that is missing. Walter has no means to contact Sean ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ben Stiller starred 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 »
Before Sean lets Walter take a peek through his camera's viewfinder, he accidentally touches the lens and brings it out of position. Walter wouldn't have seen much without readjusting the lens. See more »
Sorry about the neg roll. I spilled some blood on it while self stitching a gun wound to my abdomen.
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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 »
To see the world. To find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.
I saw an advanced screening of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" last
night. To the right person, this movie is life-changing,
life-affirming, and truly beautiful. No, the narrative isn't perfect.
The script isn't perfect. There are narrative flaws and stretches of
the imagination, but this movie is about stretching the imagination.
The concept - of an underachieving dreamer finally discovering the
world - is something most of us can relate to. Accompanied by a truly
beautiful soundtrack, Oscar-worthy camera work, and the surprisingly
able acting of Ben Stiller, as well as an accompanying cast which
includes Adam Scott, Kirsten Wiig and Sean Penn, among others, this is
heart-warming and truly special.
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