The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

By Kevin - AV

April 18, 2014

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

(Rated: PG)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Reviewed By: Kevin

In this film, based very roughly on James Thurber’s short story, notorious daydreamer Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller in one of his best roles) plays the Negative Asset Manager for Life Magazine. When Mitty cannot find the negative of famous photographer Sean O’Connell (Sean Penn) that is intended to be the cover image for last print version of Life magazine, Mitty must unravel the clues leading to the whereabouts of O’Connell. At times the plotline is both absurd and predictable and yet it is also exhilarating and heartwarming. Along with Walter Mitty, we ask ourselves whether we will settle for mere daydreaming or allow our dreams to propel us to live life to the full. Offering both spectacular scenery and a great soundtrack including songs from David Bowie, Arcade Fire and Of Men and Monsters, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a journey worth taking.

Overall Rating: B+

Movie and Music Reviews Archive
« Back to Movie and Music Reviews

Upcoming Events

×

Connect With Us

FacebookTwitterPinterest

Instagram

First Call 211
Teen Zone
Family Zone