Check out my review of Ben Stiller's latest flick – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty!
Starring: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wigg, Jon Daly and
DVD/BluRay Release Date: April 1st, 2014
A day-dreamer 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-worker 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.
Who doesn't find themselves day dreaming about bigger, better or more interesting things? Walter Mitty is extraordinary in that we don't just see him day dream, we see his day dreams.
Stuck in the photo archives of TIME magazine, Walter has lived 16 years of his life through the photos that pass over his desk, but when a very important piece of film (yes, some photographers actually still use film!) is missing, Walter has no choice but to track down the photographer half way across the world to figure out where the negative ended up.
This tale of stepping outside your comfort zone in the biggest way possible and living the dreams you once had is inspiring and beautiful. Complete with the humor you would expect from Stiller and Wigg, Walter Mitty is a must see and a must read!
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1939) is a short story by James Thurber. The most famous of Thurber's stories, it first appeared in The New Yorker on March 18, 1939, and was first collected in his book My World and Welcome to It (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1942). It has since been reprinted in James Thurber: Writings and Drawings (The Library of America, 1996, ISBN 1-883011-22-1), is available on-line on the New Yorkers's website, and is one of the most frequently anthologized short stories in American literature.
What's the most frequent day dream you have?
Walter Mitty gets a sold 4 Bird rating from me! If you've not yet seen it – you need to remedy that ASAP!
Thank you to my friends at @FoxHomeEnt for the review copy!