The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Directed by Ben Stiller
Written by Steve Conrad
Starring Ben Stiller, Kristin Wiig, Adam Scott, Sean Penn, and Shirley MacLaine
Release date: December 25, 2013
Ben Stillerâ€™s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a common, oft-heard message masquerading as an insight.
To be fair, the message is a sound one â€” one weâ€™ve all heard countless times â€” but one that few of us heed: Live. Live your life. Get out there and experience it. In order to remind us of that message, superimposed text graphics that feel like theyâ€™re from a â€œJust Do Itâ€ Nike commercial, are peppered throughout.
Again, while the sentiment is worthy, I fretted our culture has cultivated an audience for material that feels pithy, but is anything but. In short, the suggestion that theyâ€™ve experienced something deep and enriching is enough to make them believe they actually have.
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