The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Genre:  Comedy | Running Time:  114 min.
Release date:  December 25, 2013 | On DVD/VOD:  April 15, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 3.95
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Cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Penn

Inspiration: James Thurber


Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) is a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. He joins eHarmony to connect with a co-worker (Kristen Wiig) and tries to send her a wink, but it won't go through.

He works in the photo department for Life magazine, and finds that the magazine is publishing one final issue, after which everyone's jobs are threatened.

When the negative for the final cover goes missing, 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.

Based on the 1939 short story written by James Thurber.

Director: Ben Stiller
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Stuart Cornfeld, John Goldwyn, Ben Stiller, Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
Screenplay: Steve Conrad
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  • 5 stars "Amazing movie, there is some bug, but I really enjoy the movie."
  • 5 stars "Beautiful film - great story and amazing cinematography. The perfect antidote to the usual shoot-em-up/ political sub-plot/ 'chick flick'."
  • 4 stars "Can't believe how clean this movie was. The plot was fun and the love story endearing. Who is Ben Stiller becoming? I love it!"