in about 100 words or less
US 114m, Colour
Director: Ben Stiller; Cast: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Penn
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a decidedly different version of the 1947 film adaptation of James Thurber’s 1939 short story of the same name. Living much of his life in the fantasies he creates with own mind, Mitty is a quiet man about to lose his job with Life Magazine as it goes digital. Mitty’s fantasies are realized when he attempts to track down an elusive travel photographer who leads him to some beautiful locations around the world. Reminiscent in the style of a Wes Anderson production, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a light, but warm-hearted film that is full of surprises (Klaus Ming March 2014).