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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - Film Review

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by John Andrew (subscribe)
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Published January 20th 2014
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If you really loved James Thurber's very brief short story about Walter Mitty, you will either be offended by this film, or pleased that it is used as a jumping-off ground for a new creation.

Mitty is a negative processor for Life magazine, which is becoming on-line only, and shedding staff, including Mitty.

Ben Stlller takes the introverted dreamer, noted for disappearing into his own dream world, and sends him on a real voyage of adventure, in search of an apparently missing photograph essential for the last print edition.

He encounters erupting volcanoes, angry seas, and the opportunity to demonstrate his world-class skate-boarding prowess. Not to mention gaining valuable material for his eHarmony profile, which he may not need, as his new found confidence may well spark a long desired romance.

Yes, it's quirky, improbable and engaging rather like that original short story.
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