The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Blu-ray Disc - 2014
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After sixteen years of working a thankless job at Life magazine, Walter Mitty is assigned to travel the world to track down the quintessential cover image from their star photographer for the magazine's final issue.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2014]
Edition: Blu-ray only
Characteristics: video file,Blu-ray,region A,rda
laser optical,HDTV,rda,Blu-ray
digital,optical,surround,DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1,rda,Blu-ray
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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Entertaining. Stiller and the beautiful Wiig are well cast, and do a great job. The scenes in Iceland (which stands in for both Greenland and the Himalayas, as well) are beautiful. Do watch how they did the skateboarding scene, with Stiller's double, in the bonus features.

aduckie88 Oct 11, 2017

This movie will make you want to drop everything and travel all over the world lol!

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jezicuhh
Sep 12, 2017

I truly loved the soundtrack. The songs fit perfectly with the scenes throughout. Although I liked Ben Stiller in a serious role, I kept finding it weird to be taking him seriously! Slightly distracting. Even still, a beautiful story with many beautiful scenes - definitely made me want to travel. Overall, slightly boring at times so that's why it gets 4 stars, but truly was a movie that everyone can appreciate! (Rated PG so even kids can enjoy this one!)

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tuan_canada
Aug 11, 2017

Love this movie. Fun to watch

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humbleworm
Aug 10, 2017

The original short story is a classic tale of a hen-pecked husband with an over-active imagination. The original film portrayed a hopeless dreamer accidentally thrust into action. In this remake, Walter is capable but quiet and unremarkable until forced outside his comfort zone. All three are recommended but vary in message and I was hoping this would be closer to its predecessor.

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essanator
Jun 14, 2017

I loved the original, and I enjoyed this! Loved the soundtrack. Surprisingly I liked Ben Stiller in this, a more serious role. It's definitely a different take on the story, but still has the gist of it: man unsatisfied with own life, has fantasies of living more adventurously. If you're an absolute stickler to originals, this isn't for you. But if you have an open mind and can enjoy a modernized adaption, give this a try.

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jeffi22
Apr 15, 2017

eh ok, some random/funny dialogue, plot was eh and slow, good cinematography/special effects

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SandraLH
Apr 11, 2017

I highly recommend this film. Great acting, wonderful cast, fabulous special effects and amazing scenery. Happy ending too!

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BridgettM
Jan 04, 2017

I like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Ben Stiller a lot. Even if you're not typically a fan of his movies, give this one a shot. It is classified as a comedy, but it's more of a drama with some humorous moments--mainly the daydream sequences. It strays far from the very brief story on which it is based; in doing so, I think it does a good job of showing how Walter can change and create a life that is even better than his daydreams. The cast, visuals and tie-in with LIFE Magazine are excellent. Interestingly, James Thurber, the author of the short story, shared in a letter to LIFE Magazine his dissatisfaction with the script of the 1947 movie of the same name. I have not yet seen the 1947 movie. The 2013 film is rated PG for some crude comments, language and action violence.

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fugeninkan
Nov 09, 2016

This was a really stupid movie that had nothing to do with James Thurber or the original story. I'm sorry I wasted my time watching it.

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jimg2000
Oct 19, 2014

Cheryl: I wanted to tell you, that song "Major Tom" and that beard guy... he doesn't know what he's talking about. That song is about courage and going into the unknown. It's a cool song.
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Walter: I just live by the ABCs: Adventurous, Brave, Creative.
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Sean: Beautiful things don't ask for attention.

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