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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

(DVD - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2014]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 114 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 2.0,rda
widescreen (2.40:1),24 fps,rda
laser optical,NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
Alternate Title: Walter Mitty
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Dec 13, 2014
  • Nursebob rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller, yawn) is a shy recluse who manages the photo negatives department at Life magazine’s New York headquarters. Spicing up his otherwise humdrum life with elaborate daydreams Walter’s in the habit of zoning out at the oddest times—staring blankly in the middle of a conversation while he fantasizes about rescuing a damsel in distress or thwarting his super villain boss on the streets of Manhattan. Needless to say this peculiar habit has made him the butt of more than one jokester, especially Ted Hendricks the douchebag manager in charge of downsizing the company as Life abandons its magazine format and goes digital. But when Walter is entrusted with the periodical’s final cover picture supplied by a famous globe-trotting photojournalist, he loses the negative and thus begins a real life adventure which sees him fighting sharks in the north Atlantic, braving volcanoes in Iceland, and hiking through the Himalayas as he tries to track down the notoriously elusive shutterbug. Despite some clever opening credits and fantasy sequences, touristy views of Iceland and Greenland (Iceland again), and a few star cameos, this remake of the 1947 Danny Kaye classic is a predictable hodgepodge of “self realization” riffs (Walter’s adventures abroad expand his horizons!) and romantic fluff—his online pursuit of a fellow employee (Kristen Wiig, another yawn) giving rise to a couple of silly E-Harmony schticks. Not quite the imaginative epic it sets out to be but it did manage to keep me mildly amused.

Dec 01, 2014
  • nunnallytj rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a truly moving story of taking chances, living in the moment, and ultimately enjoying life.

Nov 25, 2014
  • EndsWell rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Our whole family enjoyed watching this - we were all rooting for Walter by the end.

Nov 22, 2014
  • Old_Toto rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

James Thurber wrote a good story. The locations looked great, including New York. Stiller acts like he is acting. Old-toto cannot separate the "ham from the wry" to paraphrase Mike Nichols, RIP. Little details, apparently meaningless to Stiller, such as using strips of cloth to hold stones in his hands to facilitate going around curves at high speed on a skateboard, or jumping from a helicopter into the North Atlantic rough seas, destroyed my willingness to suspend reality. Like a discerning person has already quipped: "When it is 4:30 in the morning...". Believe him/her!!!

Oct 31, 2014
  • SilkyNara rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

When it's 4:30 in the morning and you can't sleep....Great Movie.

Oct 19, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting and enjoyable fantasy. David Bowie's David Tom never sounded so good than in the context of this movie.

Oct 14, 2014
  • Alphawolf95 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I expected more from the movie but it was still good.

Oct 09, 2014
  • Quimeras rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not wanting to give away too much, I’ll just say that, for me, the movie hits a major low when it makes reference to another film. The landscape and the music make the second half better than the first.

Sep 29, 2014
  • RonNasty64 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this film, but I felt like there was something missing. The film is gorgeous, casting of Sean Penn was perfect and it has Kristen Wiig, but I was left wanting to see the original with Danny Kaye.

Sep 28, 2014
  • EastVanVegan rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Nice directing job by Ben Stiller.
The regular usage of practical effects and actual location shooting away from a green screen makes for some inspirational thoughts to brew in one's own over-urbanized mind.
One of my "stars" goes solely to Kristen Wiig, as I have never found her so utterly witty & charming,
I'd fall for her too <3

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Apr 13, 2014
  • JanPerrin rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Oct 19, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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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