The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

January 10th, 2014


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

Release Year: 2013

Rating: 7.3/10 (3,533 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: Ben Stiller

Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott


Writers: Steve Conrad, James Thurber

Ben Stiller - Walter Mitty
Kristen Wiig - Cheryl Melhoff
Jon Daly - Tim Naughton (as Jonathan C. Daly)
Kathryn Hahn - Odessa Mitty
Terence Bernie Hines - Gary Mannheim
Adam Scott - Ted Hendricks
Paul Fitzgerald - Don Proctor
Grace Rex - Cheryl's Co-Worker
Alex Anfanger - Ted's Toner Box Associate
Amanda Naughton - Female Editor
Adrian Martinez - Hernando
Nolan Corley - Western Union Employee
Joey Slotnick - Retirement Home Administrator
Shirley MacLaine - Edna Mitty
Gary Wilmes - Walter's Dad


Official Website: Official Facebook [Brazil] | Official site [Japan] |

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 25 December 2013

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Did You Know?

Producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr., whose father, the famed Samuel Goldwyn, produced The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) with Danny Kaye in 1947, conceived the idea of doing a remake in 1994 with Jim Carrey in mind for the title role. Walt Disney Pictures was enthusiastic to purchase the remake rights, but Goldwyn instead chose New Line Cinema, who held a positive working relationship with Carrey on Dumb & Dumber (1994) and The Mask (1994). The studio bought the rights in 1995 with the understanding that The Samuel Goldwyn Company would be involved in creative decisions. Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz (writers of Parenthood (1989) and A League of Their Own (1992)) turned in the first draft of the screenplay in July 1997. Ron Howard entered negotiations to direct that same month, as well as cover producing duties with Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment. Howard, Grazer, and Imagine Entertainment eventually left the project in favor of Edtv (1999), and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) languished in development hell over the challenges of using a contemporary storyline. See more »


User Review


Rating: 10/10

I saw an advanced screening of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" last night. To the right person, this movie is life-changing, life-affirming, and truly beautiful. No, the narrative isn't perfect. The script isn't perfect. There are narrative flaws and stretches of the imagination, but this movie is about stretching the imagination.

The concept - of an underachieving dreamer finally discovering the world - is something most of us can relate to. Accompanied by a truly beautiful soundtrack, Oscar-worthy camera work, and the surprisingly able acting of Ben Stiller, as well as an accompanying cast which includes Adam Scott, Kirsten Wiig and Sean Penn, among others, this is heart-warming and truly special.


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