The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

DVD - 2014
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"Dreams not only come true in the wonderful "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," they're the stuff everyday life is made of."--New York Daily News
"Stiller's sensibility creates a movie that's smarter than you think it will be. Kind of like Walter Mitty himself."--Los Angeles Times
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is filled with small, memorable moments that coalesce into a sweet, if predictable, parable about embracing life."--Miami Herald
Watch the classic story by James Thurber, about a daydreamer who 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, Walter 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.
Audience: CHVRS rating: PG
Publisher: [United States] : Fox Home Entertainment, 2014
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA SECRET
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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May 26, 2018

Very subtle and understated story - Ben Stiller OWNS it. Kristen Wiig is good. Sean Penn! long time no see. Special features pointed out aspects I hadn't noticed. For example, pay attention to the settings and colors as the movie progresses. Good retelling of the James Thurber story. Now I want to again see (for comparison purposes) the 1947 Danny Kaye version!

Mar 11, 2018

To me this show was just ok. Not good Not bad. It is about a man who day dreams a lot but never really does anything, never takes action. Then all of a sudden he gets pushed into this job where he mush take action and becomes stronger in life.

Feb 02, 2018

A little slow, sometimes.

Feb 02, 2018

I thought this movie wasn't bad at all! Good cast!

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!

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!)

Aug 11, 2017

Love this movie. Fun to watch

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.

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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Feb 02, 2018

Sean O'Connell: Beautiful things don't ask for attention.

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.
Walter: I just live by the ABCs: Adventurous, Brave, Creative.
Sean: Beautiful things don't ask for attention.


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Feb 15, 2018

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