The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013

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A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.

Starring:
Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

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Runtime 1 hour 54 minutes
Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Shirley MacLaine
Director Ben Stiller
Genres Comedy
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 20 June 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing Russian, Ukranian
Subtitles Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, Estonian, latvian, lithuanian, Ukranian
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 54 minutes
Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Shirley MacLaine
Director Ben Stiller
Genres Comedy
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 20 June 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Danish, Polish, Romanian, Turkish, Norwegian, Russian, Icelandic

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty features Ben Stiller as the eponymous Walter Mitty, a negative asset manager at Life magazine. He regularly day-dreams about incredible situations where he is the hero, often at the cost of his attention in the real world meaning people treat him as a fantasist. When it actually comes down to filling out his eHarmony account, he actually hasn't done much in life, a point drastically underlined by his empty 'experiences' box. However, when veteran photographer Sean O'Connell sends him a package saying that one of the negatives contains the 'Quintessence of Life' Walter is keen to see it. However, it is the only one missing from the reel. This propels Walter on a quest to track down notoriously hard-to-find adventure-photographer Sean O'Connell (Sean Penn) to get the negative which will grace the cover of the final issue of Life. The pursuit sees him travel to Greenland, Iceland and Afghanistan amongst other places, during which Walter needs fewer and fewer of his fantasies as his life is providing them for him and he is finally living his life and not merely surviving his existence. Will Walter ever find Sean and the negative?

Walter Mitty is a fantastically well shot-experience, this is evident from the get-go as we see the preliminary credits wrapped seamlessly around the locales (graffiti on the wall of his apartment building gives us the director for example) and this stylisation of text really continues into the film (the text message displayed on the mountain by rock-slides) - this really is a great touch and I thought enhanced what was already a well directed experience - credit to director & lead actor Ben Stiller.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By casual retired on 3 Feb 2014
Format: DVD
i really wasnt expecting much from this but in the end i was hooked and for me this is ben stillers best film by far...very moving and heartwarming
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Olly Buxton on 5 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
Ben Stiller’s Walter Mitty of 2013 bears a passing resemblance to Danny Kaye’s of 1947, and none at all to James Thurber’s original creation (in which a hen-pecked husband, who inhabits a short story about five pages long, is sent out to buy overshoes and dog biscuits while his wife has her hair done). So those professional critics who complain (and some have) that Stiller doesn’t capture Thurber’s nuanced social commentary are talking through their hats.

Nor, as far as I know, did Thurber leave behind Tolkienesque appendices of the sort that might underpin the two hour rollercoaster on show. It is a story of derring-do, adversity and high-jinks only matched by the development trajectory of this script. In its decade-long passage through the hands of agents, writers, producers, studios and directors, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was also dunked in the arctic ocean, shot at by Afghan warlords and abandoned in Himalayan wastelands, before falling for its final release into the loving arms of Ben Stiller who found himself not only leading the cast but directing the film as well.

Usually films with this sort of midwifery are a disaster. This one’s a peach. I’m inclined to give Stiller much of the credit, though I dare say Steve Conrad’s screenplay didn’t write itself.

On a big screen, it is stunning. This is what Hollywood blockbusters should be like: imaginative, inventive, engaging, beautiful, sweeping, clever, well observed, well acted, and fun. Stiller demonstrates himself to be a subtler comic than many of his peers (Jim Carey was associated with this picture at one point) and an outstanding actor: his transition from biro-pocketed nerd in the basement to swashbuckling global explorer is a joy to behold.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By shepard123 on 26 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Up until now my favorite Ben Stiller film was Night at the museum but after watching this incredible film this is now my favorite.

I was completley surprised by this film as I originally thought it was going to be be a boring drama-comedy without comedy but I was so wrong as I enjoyed practicaly everything in this movie especially the funny dream sequences and the heart warming story.

Praise to Ben Stiller who deserved an Academy Award for both Acting and Directing has created a underated movie masterpeice and praise to the cast for bringing life to great caracters and thums up to José González who has created some great songs for this film, my favorite being stay alive which appears at the end credits and as a music video on the blu-ray.

Also incredible value with the blu-ray with the movie in English 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio with English Audio Decription 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Subtitles and with a load of special features which is Deleted,Extended and Alternate Scenes, 7 Behind the Scenes Featurettes, Sights and Sounds of Production, Pre-Viz (Animated Storyboard) - Ted-Walter Fight - Early Version, Gallery: Reference Photography and finally the Music Video: "Stay Alive" by José González

(overall Verdict) If you are a fan of Ben Stiller you'll love this. 10/10 An Emotional pleasant Surprise
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