The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

DVD - 2014
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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.
"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
"Stiller's sensibility creates a movie that's smarter than you think it will be. Kind of like Walter Mitty himself."--Los Angeles Times
"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
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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jrotani12
May 01, 2019

I love this movie. The scenery is fabulous. You can't help but root for Walter as he finds himself again.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 22, 2019

A fun adventure based on the short story

What a horrible remake. Watch Danny Kaye's original one first. His was a lot more funny and enjoyable, and without all of the bad stuff either. Not recommended.

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Les_J
Jul 12, 2018

Decent movie, and the longboard scenes have me very jealous.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 11, 2018

This drama and fantasy film follows Walter Mitty, who is an employee at a magazine and spends his work day developing photos. To get himself through the day, he imagines an incredible world where he is exactly who he wants to be and has everything that a person could ever wish for. His dreams become reality when the magazine asks him to travel and explore in order to capture the perfect picture for the cover of their magazine. This movie shows the importance of dreaming and searching for more beyond reality. The film is cute, charming, and adventurous, and I would rate it 4/5 stars.
- @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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sayanora
Jun 24, 2018

Boring movie, the script couldn't engage me with Mitty's "adventures", there was a bit of mystery with Sean Penn's character that kept me hanging in there but the payoff ended up being disappointing.

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gomez7
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!

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DianneN
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.

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susancp61
Feb 02, 2018

Different.
Interesting.
A little slow, sometimes.

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reginator_22
Feb 02, 2018

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

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TheUltimateReviewer thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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jenna_meechance
Mar 21, 2018

jenna_meechance thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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essanator
Jun 14, 2017

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Nov 12, 2015

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JanPerrin
Apr 13, 2014

JanPerrin thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Other: Contains a divorced situation.

Sexual Content: Contains some crude mild suggestive phrases.

Violence: Contains brief mild violence.

Coarse Language: Contains mild language and some disrespectful profanity.

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reginator_22
Feb 15, 2018

Coarse Language: Crude comments.

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reginator_22
Feb 02, 2018

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

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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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