Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Walter Mitty

There's something very exciting about an actor trying out something new and unexpected. And that's exactly why I was so excited to see Ben Stiller in a film that he both directs and plays the lead role in.

In Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller plays a painfully ordinary guy who uses a mind overflowing with creativity to escape the daily monotony of life. He's awkward and shy in real life, but in the dream world he conjures up, he is a hero worth of song and praise.

"He's awkward and shy in real life, but in the dream world he conjures up, he is a hero worth of song and praise."


After a crisis at work though, Walter gets the opportunity to make his fantasy world a reality, as he sets off on an adventure that redefines the way he looks at the real world.

Ben Stiller does a stand-up job directing this fantasy comedy, introducing us to both a mesmerising world and the man behind its conception. Whilst you will find yourself laughing a lot through the course of this somewhat silly adventure, you will also find the film to have a truly inspiring message.

There's a great balance between the film's serious and more quirky moments, resulting in a memorable movie experience you'll find difficult to compare with anything else.


Highlight: A completely random but moving scene taking place in a bar on the remote side of the world really captures the essence of this strange film.