Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Movie review - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) / adventure, fantasy, drama, comedy

Directed by Ben Stiller
Screenplay by Steve Conrad
Based on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., John Goldwyn, Stuart Cornfeld and Ben Stiller
Starring: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Penn, Patton Oswalt, Jon Daly, ├ôlafur Darri ├ôlafsson, Terence Bernie Hines
Trailer: click.

Dare to Live your Dreams!

PLOT
This is the second film adaptation (loosely based) of James Thurber's 1939 short story of the same name. Simple story about a negative assets manager (photographs) at Life magazine Mitty (Ben Stiller) who frequently daydreams of fantastic adventures. He's not sure how to ask out his coworker Cheryl (Kristen Wiig) and new boss is Ted Hendricks (Adam Scott) is giving him a hard time. Unappreciated and struggling to find his voice Mitty is in trouble when he can't find negative 25 that photojournalist Sean O'Connell (Sean Penn) send him. This negative it supposed to be on the last printed cover of Life magazine so he must get it. Therefore he must find Sean and he's set out on a journey to locate the missing photograph.

REVIEW
What a surprise! Firstly cinematography is wonderful and so amazing! Fantastic views and extraordinary camera shots. One of if not the best in 2013 in my opinion! Ben Stiller is another great surprise! He directed the film and also star in it. Great performance from him and whole cast. This is an example of a movie where story is simple and predictable, script is not perfect and yet you don't care about that stuff because the film is relatable, thought provoking and heart-warming. Mitty is normal underachieving dreamer that finally discovers the world. The movie is perfect mix of reality and fantasy adventure with a glimpses of comedy and seriousness. Entertaining, visually and audibly marvellous and must see flick! 4/5


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