Written January 06, 2015
This movie was great. It was different and you can kind of relate. and the number 25 gave a little hope. I would tell everyone to see it. hope you enjoy it as much as i did.
Written December 26, 2013
This was a very inspiring movie about getting out there and experiencing life and living it to the fullest. Good for the whole family, must see.
Written May 20, 2016
I wanted to love this movie. The premise, the idea is brilliant. The cinematography is amazing. Even Stiller's acting is on par with some of his best.
But that's it.
I remember when companies used to sneak in product placement - a coke can here, a Fedex truck there - but now it is a no holds barred, in your face commercial. eHarmony, Jansport, Papa John's, CareerBuilder - they are all deeply embedded into the story line.
In the case of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty it cheapens the experience. I felt dirty, like I just paid for something that wasn't as pure as I'd hoped.
The impact to the script is so blatant - at one point Oswalt asks "How is your Cinnabon?" to which Stiller responds "Oh it's great!" as the men sip logo-facing cups. I almost felt like it was a big joke.
The good news? If the studio didn't whore out it's script and story - and kept the placement to a minimum - this would be a pretty good movie.
But the commercials are here to stay my friends.
Written December 25, 2013
I absolutely loved this movie. To me, it was one of the better Ben Stiller movies. This movie kept my attention the entire time. The day dreaming scenes drew me in but I was glad to see Walter finally go on a real adventure.
I am glad I got a chance to see this movie in theaters instead of just on dvd. I think the surround sound and larger screen is a better choice for this one.
Written May 20, 2016
The cinematography was beautiful. But the story bored me to tears. The last 30-40 minutes were better than the first 70, but it was agonizing to watch the story unfold. I really wanted it to be much better than it was. Sorry.