Thursday, January 16, 2014

MOVIE - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

PG (2:05)
Wide Release 12/25/2013
Viewed Wed. 1/15/2014 at El Con
RT Critic: 48 Audience:  77
Cag: 5 Loved it, loved it, loved it!
Directed by Ben Stiller

Actors:  Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, Kristen Wiig

My comments:  This was hilarious, fun, and clever.  Ben Stiller was just wonderful (I never realized how blue his eyes are) and Sean Penn was the perfect actor for the part he played.  I laughed loudly and often.  And I love seeing Iceland, where about a quarter of the movie was filmed, and I loved the unlikely friendships that Walter made. I think the movie was beautifully done, and I'm glad that most audiences loved it as much as I did!

Rotten Tomatoes Review:  Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller), an employee at Life magazine, spends day after monotonous day developing photos for the publication. To escape the tedium, Walter inhabits a world of exciting daydreams in which he is the undeniable hero. Walter fancies a fellow employee named Cheryl (Kristen Wiig) and would love to date her, but he feels unworthy. However, he gets a chance to have a real adventure when Life's new owners send him on a mission to obtain the perfect photo for the final print issue.

1 comment:

Dan O. said...

Good review Chris. There's a lot for Stiller to handle here, but overall, he does a pretty good job with it all.