Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The

  • Mild themes, action violence, sexual references and coarse language
  • Ben Stiller
  • Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, and Sean Penn
  • Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
  • 114 MIN
  • 26 December 2013
Synopsis

You’ve seen him in Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, There’s Something About Mary and Tropic Thunder: now, prepare to see Ben Stiller in a role like you’ve never seen him before. Ben Stiller directs and stars in the new comedy drama The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which is based on James Thurber's 1939 classic short story of a sweet but awkward day-dreamer who escapes his tedious life by disappearing into a world of incredible fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When Walter Mitty’s job at Life magazine along with that of his co-worker and crush (Kristen Wiig from Bridesmaids) are threatened, Walter finally steps up and takes action in the real world and sets off on a global journey that turns into an epic adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Whether you’re in the mood for an uplifting and funny drama or need a little nudge to indulge yourself and pursue adventure in your own life, there’s no doubt that The Secret Life of Walter Mitty promises to be a standout movie to remember. Warning: heart-warming and happy feelings guaranteed!


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A very inspiring movie!
excellent movie for all ages, never a dull moment filled with laughs
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A Great feel-good movie with an excellent Stiller in both ways as a director and actor.
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Fantastic movie! Motivational and funny at the same time. Ben Stiller's best yet
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Get movie, so good would recommend
good movie the adds show non of the real move had tons of laughs few shocks. and a good story line. worth the money
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Humorous, visually vibrant with a heart tugging story - Ben Stiller has really outdone himself this time!
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Great show, Well worth a watch.
Fanatatic feel good movie !!!
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was a very unusual movie, in which we see Ben Stiller direct a film with a quite unorthodox plot. It was funny at some parts, yet it still managed to encapsulate all the aspects of an adventure film. It was an enjoyable movie, and I believe it is one of Ben Stiller's...
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This was an amazing uplifting movie, very inspirational and a must see!!!!
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probably ben stiller's best work...
Wonderful! What an amazing journey. Never much of a Ben Stiller fan, he really surprised me with this absolute gem. I would expect to see this nominated for a few awards, not least the Oscar for cinematography. The scenery was breathtaking, the acting was understated and authentic, and the message...
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Fantastic!! That's my secret life
I found the cinematography of this film to be akin to the photography the movie was centered around. In other words, it's beautiful. The story and the acting were excellent. It was surprising as to how well this film was made, given the type of story that Ben Stiller usually tells. It was quite...
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Going into this movie I wasn't expecting anything great but was so surprised to find myself totally enthralled with Walters adventures both real & imaginary. I gave 5 out of 5 because it was one of those movies that left you happy & wanting to experience the world which is rare quality in films...
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Wonderful. At the end everyone clapped.
It was a fantastic movie. It really does make you rethink your life, to live not dream it.
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Most enjoyable. I have told many people to go and watch this wonderful movie.
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Surprisingly really good
Loved it!
Brilliant. Gorgeous scenery. Great directing and awesome movie in general.
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Total different story line from any other movie I have ever seen so very original. Keeps you guessing until the end what the photo is. A bit of romance thrown in is always helpfull!
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a great movie to watch and learn from this awesome inspiring character
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Really enjoyed the movie.
I was very surprised by this film. The acting was perfectly balanced with the special effects. Nothing was over the top, making it believable. Well, the dream sequences can not be mistaken for reality but it is well balanced with the fine acting of Kristen Wiig and Ben Stiller. Kudos to Stiller as...
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Excellent feel good adventure movie with a message to get out and enjoy life
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A most enjoyable story, fabulous cast and some great lessons for us to take away.
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Great movie very good movie had a great day out
One of the best movies i have ever seen. I would definitely see it again and I recommend it to everyone :)
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Intelligent, Funny with a true reflection of Life and its many morals/meanings.
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loved it
great story motivating enjoyed
Nice, simple and fun with a dash of quirk.
Definitely enjoyed this movie and had many laughs! Such an inspiring and heart-warming movie that anyone would love. I recommend this movie to anyone and everyone! "I was saying, you know who looks good in a beard? Dumbledore, not you."
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So so different to the 1940's version, I loved it!!!
Good scenery and touching in parts.
I really enjoyed this movie, reminded me of myself a bit. A movie that gives value to life, love, loyalty and commitment to whatever we do in life.
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every movie that ben stiller makes is so good. consistence
Feel good movie with beautiful cinematography. Makes you want to travel. Simple plot.
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Yeah good.
Terrific re-creation of an old classic. Moving and uplifting.
Funny and inspirational in the same time. The ending is soo good!
A great "feel good" movie, must see! :)
It was a pretty movie, light hearted, funny and an enjoyable watch.
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I like the way Walter Mitty do his hard work and keep dreaming in the life.
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The picturesque cinematography, editing and soundtrack combined delivered a mesmerizing cinema experience. I was reliving moments from the film as I walked out. Inspiring. Storyline is decent, however with everything else this film brings you Ben Stiller at his best (so far). 9.5/10 stars.
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I loved this movie. It made me laugh and made me want to go out and enjoy life. You will enjoy this movie as long as you don't look too closely at the story line as there are some weak story lines to link the story along the way. I recommend it.
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An uplifting story, fantastic scenery and some familiar faces - a good movie to escape a hot summer afternoon!
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It is finally to be able to go out and see a Good movie without the Crass, bad taste, sexually oriontated profanity based humour you see in so many movies thses days. This is one of the few movies parents can feel comfoortable to take the whole family and enjoy. The Story line is great and the...
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Actually I gave it 3 stars and husband gives it 4 stars. I found it a bit silly at times but there are some good life messages in this movie. A bit of escapism! Nice scenery shots.
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I loved this film. It was funny, touching and inspiring. Ben stiller was great
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Very enjoyable. Ben is terrific.
Good adventure and strong messages specially for male
Great story and fantastic movie.
An excellent film with a strong message. A good mix of laugh out loud and poignant moments. Great casting, I would recommend this a a good family movie,
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Great film - inspiring story!
Was pleasantly surprised at the concept of this movie. I thought it was a remake of the old movie with Danny Kaye. Was delighted to see it's not. Walter Mitty is directed by Ben Stiller and is about a day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with...
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Absolutely loved this movie!
I highly recommend watching this. A fantastic comedic, feel-good movie.
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Hi, a very interesting movie, good story and well made. Bye
It was a really good movie and worth seeing.
Movie was very enjoyable...perfect for the big screen...great scenery...what an adventure...a must see.
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SAW BEN STILLER IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT, VERSTILE ACTOR, GREAT SCENERY..STORY WITH A MESSAGE..ENJOYED
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good movie
a bit diffrerent but a good movie
thought it was good, the adventure he took was great
A good concept that the movie wanted to portray in the sense that Mitty wanted to pursue the girl of his dreams but there were too many'blackouts' in which he feels like a larger then life person but I guess he got his love interest in the end.
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I found this movie a little over rated and slow....it had some funny moments and good concepts but as a whole I think it was lacking something.
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Not as funny as I thought it would be. ... but it was alright
Brilliant, a real feel good flick,made me feel great
Not as great as they make it out to be unfortunately. A bit weird and unrealistic, although the film's editing was great.
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A bit boring. Wrong choice for a date.
Didn't enjoy this movie.
It lacked substance, character development. Great cinematography, though.
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It's like a watching a pompous long-winded 2hr Vodafone/Apple/Sony style advert.
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Story line was suitable for family. If looking for a light comedy and feel good movie this was it. Ben stiller did a credible performance. Something to idle a rainy day. Russlyn Garotti
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On a personal level I was disappointted with this movie....."you're important because of what you do" is pretty much the message. The scenery great, but none of the places I would ever want to visit.
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great scenery but very disjointed
Very boring
Very boring movie and it makes me never want to meet anybody in eharmony. Why someone can make such a time wasting movie? It is really painful to hold until the end.
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A feature-length Visa commercial that is not as inspiring as it thinks it is. Granted, it's hard not to get caught up in some of the early moments of Walter venturing out in to the big, wide world and seizing his day, and Sean Penn is always welcome, but overall the movie felt slight.
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Some good scenes but really isn't the best movie. Had high hopes for this one but was let down.
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It was ok, entertaining but not so memorable
Took my grandson, hoping he would like it, he did and so did I.
Not my type of movie a bit boring, nothing really happened, kept waiting for it, but it never really came
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A Great Movie, Really bubbly and truly taping into life changing experiences :)
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Super inspiring movie, and absolutely leaves you with the travel bug! Full of adventure, however a little strange at first.
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A completely unrealistic scenario which somehow sees one happily accepting that an office worker with an otherwise boring personal life can end up in a series of extraordinary life events. Entertaining, uplifting, touching. Recommended.
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No didn't like it saw the best parts in the ads
Absolutely loved it!
Loved this movie. There was photography symbolism hidden all the way through it which I loved, and it was just a great all round feel good movie with very little swearing, and no sex. Very refreshing!!
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I really enjoyed this movie and was wonderfully surprised at the ending. A feel-good movie.
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Inspirational. Amazing. Ben Stiller at his best.
Walter Mitty has a habit of zoning out every now and then and living his own fantasy life outside of the real world, and all in all, life for his is good. However as the magazine he works for is set to go on-line, his job is threatened. During the prep for the final hard copy issue, the essential...
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Great movie to 'escape' to. Some VERY funny one liners by Ben Stiller and great supporting cast. Sean Penn excellent as usual and the scenery quite breath taking. Definitely worth the trip to the cinema
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Great movie that makes you want to jump on a plane and explore the world as soon as you leave the cinema. Great to see Ben Stiller in a bit of a different role - highly reccomended
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Very inspirational with one of the best morals in film
We are elderly so it took us a while to tune in, not like the original back in the forties, we then thoroughly enjoyed it with lots of laughs
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Enjoyed by all members of the family. Nice and enjoyable story line and great scenery
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i enjoyed this but my partner fell asleep half way through!
Loved this film. Found it very uplifting, a great story with fantastic characters. Makes you want to take on the world.
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I'm not usually a fan of Ben Stiller, but something told me that this movie would be worth seeing; & I was right. This movie will probably never be considered a classic & will undoubtedly suffer in comparisons with the original movie of the same name, but it was entertaining. Ben Stiller showed...
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Great movie with some great bits of humour well worth seeing
Amazing and inspiring. You leave with a smile.
Well done Ben Stiller! Myfamily loved this movie. Really inspiring with great special effects.We loved it so much we saw it twice. Go and see it you won't be disappointed. Unless you have a heart of stone and no sense of humour:)
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Loved this film, it is original and has a lot of heart.
Loved this film! Loved the story, the special effects, awesome scenery, and the journey of Ben Stiller's character's transformation. The time flew, and before we knew it the film had finished. Would love to see it again.
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An entertaining story and at times inspirational
Bit slow to start but good overall
Excellent. Started a little slow. Great ending
Good but a bit disappointing and sometimes a bit unbelievable, but worth the watch
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Really made you think about life. Ben Stiller played a great part, very different.
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Its very good it surprised me in a way on how good it was.
Inspirational for those of us reaching mid life!
spectacular scenery, story ok, Ben fabulous
Didnt connect with the Movie at all. Found it very drawn out and wont be recommending others to see it. Was glad when the 2 hours was up.
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Fun
Entertaining and light hearted
Not a bad movie at all. Some amazing locations. Made me feel that I need to travel more!
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This is probably the best movie i have watched thus far. This movie can't really be categorized because it has Adventure yet a comedy kind of movie feeling. Ben Stiller did an awesome job with this movie. Its very different compared to other movies. The music to the locations to the storyline were...
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Hilarious Benjamin Button scene.
Interesting cinematography but a bit slow in places.

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