The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is the perfect entertainment for the entire family.
The film begins showing us the all-too-familiar scene of a middle-aged man (Ben Stiller) who has done what is necessary to pay the bills, cover responsibilities and exist in today's world. As a child he had dreams and goals that were given up as reality set in. As an adult, he can only day dream to escape the endless routine of a 9 to 5 corporate existence. At the age when regrets start setting in, Walter Mitty finds himself in a position to make a decision that can ultimately change his life forever or leave him daydreaming from a monotonous existence.
Working for Life magazine, where the motto is about living one's life to the fullest, Walter Mitty has the task of preparing the cover photo for the final published version of the magazine. The photo, which has disappeared was sent by a world renowned photographer who is traveling the world and difficult to track down.
The story in which the lead was originally played by Danny Kaye in the 1947 release, is a modern remake of the classic James Thurber heartfelt comedy.
With action packed scenes and amazing scenery, this fast-paced movie will entertain from start-to-finish all but the critics. Ben Stiller was a perfect reflection of a man living a boring life. The movie doesn't give the viewer an opportunity for boredom. Exploring the depth of the character in more detail would have been welcome, but the movie was put together nicely. It flowed well, was lighthearted and kept the audience' attention throughout with laughter and gasps, while delivering a good message. If you're looking for a positive and upbeat movie, this is the one.
This movie earns a 4 out of 5 stars.