its a short story by one of my top 3 favorite authors, James Thurber, a humorist from the early 1900's. It looks to have been highly adapted, but still looks pretty good from the trailer. Highly recommend reading some of his stuff.
The Walter Mitty is basically the template/probable influence for any modern fictional character that engages in really vivid daydreams/fantasy worlds because his life sucks/is boring otherwise.
Think a modern hardcore MMO player/Tabletop Gamer in a time before MMOs/Table Top RPGs ;P
I thought he was a fat neckbeard with a hamplanet mom who had an overbearing influence on him, ben stiller is kinda weird to play him but eh looks decent enough. good high school read
I think Jim Carrey would have been a better fit.
the old move was cool, hopefully this isant garbage
saw this last night at a free screening, was ok. Good laughs, sweet and sentimental story, good date movie. Ultimately though pretty empty and bland, one of those movies you completely forget 10 minutes after walking out of the theater. I will say some really beautiful scenery shots of Iceland and parts of Asia. Worth a watch at home especially for waifu points, not worth a trip out to theaters.
I am not a big fan of Ben Stiller over all, but I watched this movie this weekend and it was actually quite good. I would compare it to something like "Stranger then Fiction" with Will Ferrell. Kind of a surreal, Gilliamesque?, style movie where Ben really underplays most of his normal goofiness and it really works well.
Yeah, a decent little movie. The fact that the soundtrack included the song Far Away (aka: the Red Dead Redemption Mexico song), also gave it some bonus points with me.
Great movie, beautiful scenery, outstanding acting, great message that nearly everyone can relate to. The pacing was a little slow at times.
This movie has a lot of problems... the script is not so good, the comedy is rarely funny... but somehow the whole ends up being a lot better than the sum of its parts. No masterpiece, but a very pleasant surprise.
can someone post what happens in the movie? in spoilers ofc
You know I typed out like 5 pages of stuff but as I typed it out it made me really appreciate the movie even more than I had already did, you should watch it. Even if it's this shitty rip you should watch it.
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There is also a pretty good e-Harmony sub-plot going on throughout the entire movie that does a good job of showcasing exactly what changes are going on too, and the e-Harmony guy is Patton Oswalt, so that was a plus.
It doesn't really look worth my time. Maybe if I get a redbox coupon.
Was awsome. Felt like into the wild for grown ups to me. We can all relate to him in some way.
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