The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
This is a surprisingly amazing movie with a compelling storyline 🙂 . Ben Stiller creates a likable character as Walter Mitty who has you enthralled from beginning to end 😀 . His “daydreams” were very entertaining 😀 . The story is not the most gripping to start with but as the film continues the more captivated you become. It is a little hard to focus on what is real and what is not but I think that works in its favour. It helped you understand Walter while giving the film an arty feel with the random letters (quotes) that appear on objects around at certain times in the movie. I loved the build up in the story when he starts to look for the photo and his adventures are great 😀 . I loved his continued relationship with the EHarmony Todd (Patton Oswalt) who was hilarious the more he got excited about Walter. The message of the film was great and helped with the overall feeling. I even liked the change in the character of Walter Mitty. Ben Stiller’s supporting cast deserves some credit as each one brought something to the story and Kristen Wiig was great as Cheryl Melhoff 🙂 . This is not the most action packed but by the time this film ends, you are quite satisfied. There are humorous moments (like the gold statue imagination moment), some action (like the run to the helicopter or the volcano) and it is slightly thought provoking 😛 . The ending is quietly triumphant which will make the viewer feel good while being a fitting end to a surprisingly awesome movie. I seriously recommend this movie as it has stellar camera work and story will have you contemplating for days 🙂 . It’s worth a watch at least once even if it ends up not being your cup of tea 😛 . Enjoy 😀
I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!