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."
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.