The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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"Stop dreaming. Start living."
  • PG
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 54 min
  • 7.3  (337,500)
  • 54

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 2013 American adventure comedy-drama film that explores the life of a man named Walter Mitty, played by Ben Stiller. The movie is a comedic and light-hearted take on the classic tale of Walter Mitty, a character created by American author James Thurber in 1939. The story follows Walter Mitty, a daydreamer who works as a photo editor for Life Magazine. He is often lost in his own imagination, dreaming of fantastical adventures that he has never actually experienced. When Life Magazine announces that it will be going out of print, Walter is tasked with finding the negative for the final cover photo, which has been shot by the elusive photographer, Sean O'Connell, played by Sean Penn.

Upon realizing that the negative is missing, Walter embarks on a wild goose chase across the world, chasing after Sean and the elusive photograph. Along the way, Walter is forced to confront his own insecurities and fears, and he learns to channel his inner courage and explore the world around him.

The movie is filled with beautiful cinematography and stunning landscapes, showcasing the natural beauty of Iceland, Greenland, and Afghanistan, to name a few. The visuals are breathtaking and serve as a backdrop to Walter's journey, which is both humorous and emotional.

Ben Stiller, who both stars in and directs the movie, delivers a strong performance as the lead character. He portrays the relatable struggles of a man who has become disillusioned with his life and fears that he has missed out on opportunities. Kristen Wiig, who plays Walter's love interest, also gives a standout performance, bringing depth and sincerity to her character.

One of the highlights of the movie is the soundtrack, which features a mix of indie and classic rock songs. The music adds to the overall feeling of the movie, creating a sense of adventure and excitement.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a heartwarming movie about self-discovery and the importance of taking risks. It celebrates the beauty of life and encourages viewers to embrace the unknown with open arms. Through Walter's experience, the movie reminds us that we are all capable of greatness, and that sometimes, the greatest adventure is simply stepping outside of our comfort zone.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 2013 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 54 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3 and a MetaScore of 54.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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    1 hr 54 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (337,500)
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