Two weeks ago, had you asked me about a new movie called THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, i would have pleaded ignorance. A quick Google search told me that this was a new project, starring and directed by Ben Stiller. Now, while i'm not particularly a Stiller fan, I'm not mad at his work. So, last Tuesday, with my significant other in tow, we headed to Monte Casino for the pre-media screening.
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY is based on a short story of the same name by James Thurber and while i may not have read the book, im happy with how the movie was brought together.
Armed with an impressive cast of both established and relatively unknown actors, this movie tells the age old story of the social pariah who suddenly discovers a fun side to the world, getting the girl in the process and ultimately learning the timeless lesson, that we sometimes look everywhere for solutions that are right in front of us.
Ben Stiller's nemesis is played with comedic flair by Adam Scott, who seems to have had thorough fun playing the pinnacle of assholes. His character, Ted Hendricks, is Walter's villainous boss who terrorizes the film's protagonist to no end. A totally polar opposite character is Walter's love interest, played by the ever alluring Kristen Wiig. She is a motivating force behind Walter's exploits and misadventures.
All in all, even though the story's formula might be tired, the rendition of it is not. This is definitely a movie i'd recommend for anyone to watch.
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY opens in theaters on the 25th of December 2013