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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLaine)

Old 12-29-13, 06:19 PM
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Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

I enjoyed it, but mainly from the photography aspect of it, and the nice scenery throw in. Is it true to the source material, I don't really know. I do know that this particular "Walter Mitty" had a character arc, and I enjoyed the improbable ride he goes on in the film. Are the daydream segments over-the-top? Sure, but that's the marketing hook at play. Once you get past that, and Walter starts really "living" life, the themes played out fine for me. I usually can't stand Sean Penn, but for the small role he played, I wasn't pulled out the film by his presence or acting. For some things, the film reminds us to just take some time and let things soak in.

I give it 2.75 stars, or a grade of B-.
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Old 12-30-13, 08:49 AM
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Wife and I enjoyed this last night. It's a slow build, but worth it in the end. Good job overall by Stiller and Wiig. Nice visuals and scenery. Touching story. Got me all emotional in certain parts.
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Old 12-30-13, 09:01 AM
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The short story audiobook is free on Audible, narrated by Ben Stiller. It's 15 minutes long.

http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Fr...FP9077RA112013
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I think the myriad trailers killed it for me - nothing was a surprise and the story played it safe and was very predictable - the audience last night did a mild clap after the film, I just sat there dumbfounded.
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Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

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I think the myriad trailers killed it for me - nothing was a surprise and the story played it safe and was very predictable - the audience last night did a mild clap after the film, I just sat there dumbfounded.
I have always thought that clapping after a movie is a bit silly since there is nobody there to receive the praise.
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Yeah. I think it's kind of stupid to clap to a movie when nobody is there for it.
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Old 01-02-14, 08:35 AM
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Last night some idiots at my theater clapped after a trailer. That fucking dumbfounded me. It was thee Son of God trailer. Ugh.
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Last night some idiots at my theater clapped after a trailer. That fucking dumbfounded me. It was thee Son of God trailer. Ugh.
those Jesus freaks...
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Old 03-27-14, 10:49 AM
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I didn't really like the trailers for this one, kind of tried too hard. The movie also tries too hard, but it's a nice feel good movie (yeah it's complete fantasy) with a good message (like "Fuck it, get on helicopters with drunk pilots and see what happens!") and some bad ass locales. It was also pretty entertaining and well paced, I actually liked it a good bit.
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Old 03-27-14, 03:26 PM
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What happened to this movie? It went from 'this might win an Oscar' to being quickly forgotten.
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Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler View Post
What happened to this movie? It went from 'this might win an Oscar' to being quickly forgotten.
The studio was pimping it as a potential oscar contender mixed with a Christmas release date. Turns out it isn't Oscar material, it's a very over the top, lightweight feel good kind of movie.
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I saw this and thought it was really good. Everyone fit their parts really well, and I enjoyed the journey Mitty went on. I thought the X-ray scene at the airport was hilarious.

I think that the movie was marketed horribly. It was hard to understand the tone of the film based on the trailers, so much so that I even rented this movie hoping for the best but expecting not to be overly impressed. But I thought it was great. Stiller did a great job directing, and I'm beginning to realize that I enjoy virtually everything that Kristen Wiig is in.
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Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

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I saw this and thought it was really good. Everyone fit their parts really well, and I enjoyed the journey Mitty went on. I thought the X-ray scene at the airport was hilarious.

I think that the movie was marketed horribly. It was hard to understand the tone of the film based on the trailers, so much so that I even rented this movie hoping for the best but expecting not to be overly impressed. But I thought it was great. Stiller did a great job directing, and I'm beginning to realize that I enjoy virtually everything that Kristen Wiig is in.
Funny it was because of the trailers that I was hyped on seeing this film and all I can say is that it delivered perfectly on my expectations
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