Movie Review

Movie Review – Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The

In the moment, Walter Mitty is often hilarious, always gorgeous, and occasionally heavy-handed, but the fact that it barely registers a pulse once the closing credits come along is rather telling. I thought Ben Stiller’s performance (and direction, since he pulled double duty on this one) was nicely restrained, but the balance between Mitty’s daydreams and the eventual reality felt too trite and manufactured to really hit home. It’s superficially entertaining, but the life lesson to be learned feels too hammered and in-yo-face than it needs to be, which goes a long way to making the whole film feel too pointed and condescending.