ByRebekah Margaret Brown, writer at
22 years old, Northern Ireland. I watch too many films.
Rebekah Margaret Brown

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

(Remake from the 1947 classic)

Directed by: Ben Stiller

Starring: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wigg, Kat, Adam Scott, Sean Penn, Kathryn Hahn and Shirley MacLaine.

Meet Walter (Ben Stiller), he works for Life Magazine, he seeks love with a fellow colleague Cheryl. (Kristen Wigg)

If there's one thing about Walter that you should be aware of is that he likes to zone out... a lot.

Spending most of his days fantasising with an active imagination and not actually doing anything remarkably extraordinary, until his job at Life magazine is threatened. Walter then embarks on a global adventure and experiences something he has never done before... to truly live his life instead of day dreaming about it.

The verdict?

Heartwarming, Funny, gracious, beautiful - a wonderful movie about life, adventure and a man called Walter.

Seeing this movie four weeks ahead of its initial release as a worldwide exclusive to special pass holders, I had no idea what the movie was actually going to be as it was a "Secret showing".

Many people were disappointed to discover the movie would be Ben Stillers' latest as they all had their hopes set on Anchorman 2 or Carrie.

However, I was pleasantly surprised.

I was eager to see the movie, the trailer made me interested and keen to see more. The soundtrack was wonderful and the songs featured suited each scene that they were matched with perfectly.

Kristen Wigg does a good job as a supporting actress, even though she doesn't have us laughing the way she did in Bridesmaids, she and Ben certainly have a delightful onscreen chemistry.

Not everybody loves Ben Stiller, but I truly believe that this movie will change your mind about him. He wasn't an over the top comedic character and did a brilliant job at acting, he conveyed the emotions of a man who finds it hard to express his feelings, he was very loveable and did a great job at capturing the character.. He also did an excellent job directing this movie.

Kathryn Hahn, making an interesting cameo, as always, even though she was rarely in the film, she never fails to amuse me.

All of the cast were great and I think the bearded pilot was my favourite out of everyone. Adam Scott played a complete ass hat boss with an outstanding beard. The man is just too good at this kind of role. I couldn't of imagined anyone else as the character, although don't wait for Adam and Kathryn to break out into a ballad of Sweet child of mine...

It was nice to see Shirley MacLaine play Walter's mother and she done a fantastic job.

Sean Penn plays an eccentric photographer and delivers some inspirational lines.

Based on the short story, some may be disappointed but everyone knows the book is always better, video only helps bring the words you read on the page to life. The pace in my opinion was great for the movie, the visual effects and landscape were outstanding, the cinematography was beautiful and I just have to emphasise that the soundtrack was the cherry on top.

Moving on... It teaches a very valuable lesson, stop thinking about life and the possibilities that may or may not occur and actually try and experience it. Pay attention and don't loose yourself in thought.. you might just miss something.

"Stop dreaming, start living."

I think everyone should meet Walter Mitty when it is released worldwide on 24th December, 2013. It may not be everyones ideal movie but i don't see why it wouldn't be with such admirable qualities.

"Life is about courage and going into the unknown".


Did you know that Jim Carrey was considered to star in the possible remake of the 1990s?

who would you have cast, do you think Ben Stiller suits the role?

Check out the trailer if you haven't already done so.


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