The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013

A fun remake of the Danny Kaye classic (and originally based on an awesome short story), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty unfortunately suffers slightly from a little too much silliness in places. Otherwise, the acting is well done, the adventures are exciting, and we root for Walter the entire time.

Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) is a man prone to daydreaming. He works for Life Magazine, processing photographs, primarily from superstar Sean O’Connell (Sean Penn), and has to get out of his head and into real life adventures when a very important negative goes missing.

It was fun to see a couple of Parks and Rec favorites – Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) as the evil corporate man made my heart hurt, and Jen Barkley (Kathryn Hahn) as the goofy sister was a surprise.

Marks off for dragging just a little, but overall a fun watch.

K’s rating of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: 6/10 mangoes

C’s rating of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: 6.5/10 mangoes

 

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3 Responses to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013

  1. One of my favorite movies as a kid was the original with Danny Kaye who was so fantastic. I couldn’t bring myself to see this remake. Thanks for posting your review of it. I know I’m not missing anything!

  2. CMrok93 says:

    Better than I expected it to be. Especially since Stiller hasn’t always been the best director out there, but at least now he shows that he can handle ambitious material such as this. Good review.

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