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THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

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Whimsical and quirky are words that barely scratch the surface when attempting to describe THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (2013) starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, and Jon Daly. An exercise in longing, we join Walter Mitty as he spends his days yearning for adventures that seem totally out of his realm of possibility. Relating to this character may also be out of audience’s realm of possibilities—the CG daydreams washing over us faster than we even care to process.

Having lived a milk-toast type of existence, Walter Mitty suddenly finds himself hanging on by his fingernails when his new employer announces that his old company will be changing their format to accommodate the new digital age. Disappearing more than ever into his fantasy world where he is heroic, romantic, and not afraid of confronting anyone, Walter finds himself suddenly propelled into an extraordinary real-life adventure where his fantasy life actually pales in comparison.

Within twenty minutes, you begin anticipating the escapes into Walter’s altered reality. Unfortunately, you tend to be right and the movie takes on an air of predictability, and by the time he’s on his real quest, you no longer care. A remake of James Thurber’s short story originally published in 1939, Danny Kaye starred in the first theatrical version in 1947, a part I’m sure he was perfectly suited for. Ben Stiller might not have been the right choice for this 2013 remake, as his demeanor lends itself more to deadpan, instead of physical humor.

We all may yearn to be an ABC man (adventurous, brave, and courageous). THE SECRET LIFE OF WATLER MITTY takes great pains to remind us that this will never happen as long as we dream instead of do. Directed by Ben Stiller, Rated-PG, 114 Mins, Adventure, Comedy, Romance. ** 2 stars out of 5.

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Reviewed by Lynne Martin January 14, 2014
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