The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

logoDirector: Ben Stiller

Writer: Steve Conrad (Screenplay) James Thurber (Short Story)

Starring: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Kathryn Hahn, Terence Bernie Hines, Adam Scott, Paul Fitzgerald, Grace Rex, Sean Bean, Patton Oswalt

 

Plot: A day-dreamer Walter Mitty (Stiller) 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-workers 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. All by trying to track down the final negative for the final copy of the magazine taken by Sean O’Connell (Penn)

 

Verdict: A daydreamer’s adventure

 

Story: Being a day dreamer I would find that this could be something I could relate to, but this is not as much as I thought, I do believe the sense of adventure makes this a good film and the meaning of taking the chance while you still have it works well. Everything works out to be a fun adventure but not as adventurous as I would have liked even though it is a believable adventure. (7/10)

 

Actor Reviews

 

Ben Stiller: Walter the day dreamer who gets pushed to finally take his own adventure to find a missing slide for the final edition of the magazine while everyone around him is being laid off by the new management for an internet magazine. Stiller is good in the lead role and apart from some of the daft day-dreams gives a very believable performance. (8/10)

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Kristen Wiig: Cheryl a potential love interest and co-worker of Walter, who helps him on his adventure. Kristen offers a good supporting role to Walter’s adventure. (7/10)

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Adam Scott: Ted the new man in charge of the company who takes an instant dislike to Walter, he is the typical business man who never learns about the company before changing things. Good performance creating a regular businessman you instantly dislike. (8/10)

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Director Review: Ben Stiller – Good direction from Stiller who creates some beautiful scenes to go with a great story. (8/10)

 

Adventure: Good sense of adventure from start to finish. (8/10)

Settings: Each setting works wonderfully well and each location adds a beauty to the scene. (9/10)
Special Effects
: Good special effects in some of the dream sequences as well as the real events on the adventure. (8/10)

Suggestion: I would only be suggesting trying this, it was quite what I thought but still enjoyable. (Try it)

 

Best Part: The adventure

Worst Part: First few day dreams

Action Scene Of The Film: Volcano

Believability: Tries to relate to people who don’t take chances that could. (5/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

Similar Too: Stranger Than Fiction

 

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $187,360,535

Budget: $90 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 54 Minutes

Tagline: Stop Dreaming, Start Living.

 

Overall: Dreaming of Adventure, Start One

Rating 78

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