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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:
Shirley MacLaine, Kristen Wiig
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

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

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Walter Mitty' lives in a world of fantasy always daydreaming of things
he'd like to be doing or saying.
He works for the 'Life' magazine, he develops the pictures for publication,
an instruction to use the 25th negative on a role sent in by 'Sean O'Connell'
however whlist all the negatives appear to be on the photo frame, the 25th
is missing.
The Magazine executives want the picture, 'Walter's' department is under pressure
to produce the photograph that is to front the cover of 'Life'
It turns out that the Magazine is to go on-line and the picture is to front the
magazines last issue.
With his job under threat along with co-worker 'Cheryl's'( who he'd like to
have the courage to ask out,) 'Walter' decides to finally take control of his
life and decides to go in search of the elusive 'Sean O'Connell'
His journey takes him to Greenland onto Iceland in the search, he seems
to be one-step behind, when returning home, another clue surfaces.
This time he sets off for the 'Himalayas' the adventures he's embarking on
is helping 'Walter' find himself, no longer needing fantasy's to enrich his
life.
'Ben Stiller' both directs and stars in this truly enjoyable movie, the film often
pretty amusing, a bit of feel-good does nobody any harm.
Among the actors involved -'Kirsten Wiig' (Cheryl Melhoff) 'Sean Penn' (Sean
O'Connell) and 'Shirley Maclaine'' as 'Walter's mum.
Good Picture and Sound Quality throughout.
Special Features -
* Deleted, Extended and Alternative Scenes.
* 7 behind the scenes featurette.
* Sights and Sounds of the production.
* Pre-viz (animated Story-book) Ted Walter' fight - early version.
* Gallery- Reference Photography.
* Music Video, 'Stay Alive' by 'Josh Gonzo'lez'
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I've never found Ben Stiller funny, and the concept of Walter Mitty having daydreams wasn't a premise which interested me in the least, so I avoided watching this film when it was released. But a friend wanted to watch it on DVD, and I went along with her - I'm glad I did, because it was super!

Here's what I liked about it:

- It's beautiful to look at. The photography has a lot of visually striking scenes in New York (including wide angle shots with straight lines), and beautiful views of landscapes in Iceland. The soundtrack also fits nicely.

- Ben Stiller was really good. I've never enjoyed his previous films, but in this film I felt empathy for his character, and found some of his looks of bewilderment funny. The rest of the cast was also very good.

- It's unusually creative - starting with the opening credits which are painted on to buildings.

- It's a kind, upbeat film, and has a rather moving ending.

Nothing negative to say.
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Format: Blu-ray
The film starts out catching the essence of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller). Indeed watching Ben Stiller lament over pushing a "wink" button as if it would be a lifetime commitment, was great. Walter works for "Life" magazine and is on his way out the door with the final issue. He was sent a picture, that he cannot locate which embarks him on a very long un-Mitty like journey. While we all want our protagonist to succeed, the film became inane, lacking humor and purpose other than to circle around to the formulaic ending.

I had higher hopes for the film which under utilized Kristen Wiig so Ben Stiller's face can remain on the screen for just about the whole film. Having said that, it is a feel good film the whole family can watch and inspire everyone to jump out of helicopters into freezing cold shark infested waters so they can have something to put on their E-Harmony page.

It is not a bad film, just one I wish was scripted better.
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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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