What to Watch: ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

By Dain Maher Posted January 17, 2014

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is a warm, inspiring, and heartfelt film that displays a man who works for Life magazine as a negative assets manager.

In preparation for “Life” Magazine’s final print issue, Walter’s friend and coworker Sean O’Connell (Sean Penn) sends Walter a package containing his latest negatives and wallet for his excellent work. Furthermore, that package contains a special photograph, negative 25, that he says in writing captures the “Quintessence” of “Life” and that it should be used for the cover of the magazine’s final print issue as it converts to online status.  Unfortunately, the specific negative is missing from the package and Walter embarks on a journey around the world to find O’Connell.

This is a movie that everyone should make an effort to see even if it doesn’t look that interesting in the trailers. Ben Stiller and Sean Penn really bring the movie to life putting a modern touch on the 1939 book and the 1947 film by the same name. Highly recommended and advised for all ages.