The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Ever take the last piece of chocolate out of the box, expect it to be awful, then are pleasantly surprised when it's delicious? You wanted caramel, but were happy to find a tasty nugget instead? That's The
Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
I watched the film following a re-watch of Tropic Thunder - Now let me just say, I usually detest Ben Stiller movies, but was up for a night of mindless entertainment. They don't call it Friday night for nothing'. But this was no typical veg-out movie.
Walter Mitty is your basic self-conscious, insecure sucker with a penchant for daydreaming. Lucky for the viewer, those daydreams are brought to us with film-sequences reminiscent of a good superhero movie.
Ben Stiller's character finds adventure, excitement, and himself on a journey to the movie's best part: Sean Penn as the uber-mystical photographer. Though it wasn't quite as uplifting as Larry Crowne, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a great film to watch if you're looking for something along the lines of The Big Year.