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.
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
Alternative Title: Walter Mitty
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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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poolman
Oct 22, 2016

A fluffy Hollywood fantasy that's engaging and fun. Great scenery (I recognized places in Iceland). Stiller does well in the part and overall it's a check-your-credulity-at-the-door kind of flic.

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swheeler89
Sep 08, 2016

5 stars for the soundtrack and visual pictures. Solid story line as well.

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breemu
Mar 08, 2016

I am NOT a fan of Ben Stiller, not even sure how/why I picked this DVD....but I'm so glad I did, it was wonderful!

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ncparrish
Nov 04, 2015

I hate most movies but I found this to be better than expected. Some cheesy predictable parts, but mostly clever.

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PatEe
Oct 01, 2015

Well, okay, it is a likeable movie but kind of blah. Predictable. Tries hard to be something more, but does not quite make it.

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Jun 14, 2017

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Nov 12, 2015

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Apr 13, 2014

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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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