The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) – movie review

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I’m pretty sure that not many people would agree with me when I say that The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was one of the best films of 2013.

Ben Stiller has taken on the task of remaking the classic Danny Kaye adventure film with the same plot (loosely). Ben directs, writes, produces and stars in this story of an inconsequential man (Walter Mitty) living an inconsequential life who stops dreaming and starts doing in order to obtain a photo that is the string that is holding his job together.

The cinematography is so perfect (and I mean perfect) that you will be convinced you are watching a 2 hour travel ad. The “day-dream” sequences are very well made (although I would like to have seen more) and the sound effects are very satisfying.

There are some early scenes that may make some audiences cringe due to Walter’s pathetic pre-change character. The film does go on for a bit too long although it doesn’t impact the entertainment value that much.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is beautiful in scope and a little cramped in close quarters. You will leave this movie thinking you’ve seen a quirky comedy director’s attempt at a national geographic ad and you will be thankful you did.

I think this was highly underrated and that the critics (who gave it average reviews) were wrong about it. And I hope that you agree with my opinion that it is one of the best films of 2013.

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