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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2013]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1115 out of 1168)

    Special Features


    • Disc 1: Blu-Ray Disc:
    • Deleted, extended & alternate scenes
    • The look of Life
    • Pre-viz
    • Music video: "Stay Alive" by José González
    • Disc 2: DVD Video:
    • Behind-the-scenes of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    • Still gallery
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    In this comedic adaptation of James Thurber's short story, Ben Stiller stars as Walter, a milquetoast proofreader for a magazine publishing firm. Walter is constitutionally incapable of standing up for himself, so he retreats into his fantasy world, where he is heroic, poised, self-assured, and the master of his fate. Stiller directed from a script by Steven Conrad, with Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt, and Shirley MacLaine rounding out the starring cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Ben Stiller
      Ben Stiller - Walter Mitty
    • Kristen Wiig
      Kristen Wiig - Cheryl Melhoff
    • Patton Oswalt
      Patton Oswalt - Todd Maher
    • Shirley MacLaine
      Shirley MacLaine - Edna Mitty
    • Adam Scott
      Adam Scott - Ted Hendricks



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1168 reviews

    95%
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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not like the short story at all

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      HENZ
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      It was a cute movie for a Saturday night at home. I read the original short story that this movie's title is based upon but this movie is nothing like the short story. In the story, Walter is a middle aged man with a nagging wife. He is plagued by extreme low self-esteem and spends his time day dreaming of being someone else with clout and professional respect. It is a sad little story of how a man dreams of being more than he is but is belittled by his wife. This Hollywood variety is, of course, a sweetened version with a happy ending and lots of travel scenes. The original has no photographer friend, no girlfriend to hook up with at the end and no downtown high-rise job. The character's name, the movie title and the fact that the main character is a day dreamer who is belittled by another are the only common elements to the short story. It was still a cute movie that I would recommend as a rainy Sunday or Saturday night home movie night.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Whimsical Adventure to Find Oneself

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      FoS01
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      A lonely and introverted man globetrots halfway across the world to seek the one man who will save him (literally and figuratively). Along the way we will witness his daydreams and hopes, along with his adventures. Many critics blasted the movie and while I agree that for all the bold landscapes the movie provides, there isn't enough "oomph" in the plot. But that does not mean this movie is not enjoyable. It's whimsical on a grand scale. People can relate to Walter in some way. If anything else, this is a "message" movie that inspires us to go for it, to get what we want and not be held back by fear of the unknown. The Blu-ray disc is reference quality. The picture enhances the beautiful scenery of the various parts of foreign countries he visits (Greenland, Iceland). The sound is clear as the imaginary explosions and music take us to different locations. I wish there were more extras, but what's available is fine especially the making-of. The inspiration featurette is interesting and I only with it were much longer (it's under 4 min.).

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very fun Motivational Film

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      adrielaugust
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      I would not classify this as a comedy. It is an uplifting adventure drama. Yes there are some parts, mostly in the beginning, which made me chuckle a little, but over-all it is a simple story of a man who wants to do more but is stuck in an average world with an average job. He constantly day-dreams these extravagant stories and it is very entertaining. Where the movie get's really enjoyable is when he stops day-dreaming and actually living his life. Very positive story. Ben Stiller did a fantastic job of acting and directing. Kristen Wiig was also charming as usual. It is rated PG, however they do say s*** and d*** in it, in that order. Don't let the PG rating deter you from watching this movie, it is not geared toward kids, but it will be enjoyable for everyone. The PQ is very good and crystal clear throughout the film. The AQ is also extremely good. Over-all a highly recommended film to purchase on Blu-ray. Well worth it and I'll watch it many times again.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Everyone must see...

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      zitro68
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      A "Walter Mitty" is simply known as a person who seeks escape reality by daydreaming. The story starts off a little weird, but once you find out he's daydreaming, you finally get how the director is trying to get you into Walter Mitty's mind, played by Ben Stiller. The antagonist of the movie couldn't have been played better by Adam Scott (his facial expressions are perfect!), Walter's inspiration and internal drive of the movie who is Kristen Wiig's character couldn't have been better played, with Sean Penn's character wrapping the whole story up beautifully by having his best work of his professional career with LIFE MAGAZINE saved for last. Once you see the ending, you will be left speechless if you've allowed yourself to be invested in Walter Mitty as the story goes. Give it a chance! You won't regret it...

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great film re-make

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      Alba
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      Many young viewers may not have seen the original film (with Danny Kaye). This re-make is shot in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world (Iceland). The visual effects are terrific; but the juxtaposition between the familial/business-related inter-personal dynamics make this a modern classic comedy satire. Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig create the necessary space for the viewer to enter the film and experience the magic.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic film. Lighthearted yet moving.

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      Summersnow
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      LOVED this movie. Had low expectations going in (which usually helps) and liked it enough to watch it multiple times. The humor is a bit goofy at times but there's an element of inspiring energy throughout the whole movie and a positive message. The cinematography (and on lacation shooting) is gorgeous! And the soundtrack, including songs by Jose Gonzalez is beautiful and add so much to the film. What could've been just another mediocre comedy worked its way into a little masterpiece. I'm normally not a fan of Ben Stiller films but there's something special about this movie that will keep drawing me back to it again and again

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing movie for the whole family

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      GCinVegas
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      Walter Mitty couldn't have been a better movie. I was worried about another remake of an old classic but Ben Stillar ( directed and acted ) did an incredible job composing each and every shot in the movie. Every scene is like a beautiful photo. Stillar does a masterful job of playing Walter Mitty as well and you won't soon forget the helicopter pilot or Kristen Wiig who is perfect as Walter's love interest. Watch it on Blu Ray and you'll feel the same way I do. I needed this one in my collection as I'm sure I'll be watching it over and over again

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An All-Around Great Film

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      Geoff
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      The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was instantly one of my favorite movies. I like that it combines action, adventure, drama, romance, and comedy in one film and the story flows well and none of the genre aspects seem out of place. I found the story to be inspirational as Walter transforms from something of an easy mark to becoming the person he wants to be in his unique journey on his attempt to achieve his goals. The blu ray features are somewhat lacking, although none are unwanted. I would have really liked to have a commentary track for the movie to hear what cast and crew had to say throughout the movie. Because of how much I enjoyed this movie, I can't give it anything less than five stars.

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