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At Theaters: 12/25/2013 On Video: 4/15/2014
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 54 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600258
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Storyline Heading
Walter Mitty is a daydreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Adventure Comedy - Ben Stiller's latest film as director and star is not as silly nor outwardly comedic as most of his work, for this fantasy-themed comedy-drama is more geared to an older audience than normal. Those looking to see him or co-star Kristen Wiig in their sillier modes may be disappointed. There is some mild language and intense scenes that may be of caution to some parents of young kids, but overall this is fairly safe viewing for most ages.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Ben Stiller ZOOLANDER, THE WATCH
Kristen Wiig BRIDESMAIDS, GIRL MOST LIKELY
Shirley MacLaine BERNIE, IN HER SHOES
Adam Scott THE GUILT TRIP, TV series PARKS AND RECREATION
Sean Penn GANGSTER SQUAD, THE TREE OF LIFE
Dir/Prod: Ben Stiller Tropic Thunder, Reality Bites
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Production Notes Heading
A Very Modern Mitty
A Mitty In The Family
Larger Than Life
Mitty's Dream Girl
The Nightmare in Management
A Photographer at the Ends of the Earth
Fantasy Made Real
Life at the Office
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: A few miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: A fight.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: Chases and skateboarding action.
COMEDY: Comic lines and some physical humor.
DETAILED CONTENT
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Critic's Review Heading

Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average This is a moderately enjoyable but largely forgettable confection.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,"... grated on my nerves something fierce. So again, there's a real question as to how reliable my assessment of "Mitty" as a weak-tea bunch of insincere pandering might be.

USA Today Full Review
Average Though the film is ambitious on most fronts, Stiller inexplicably made Walter a vague character. He's somewhere between an Everyman and a comic goofball, but not enough of either. For some reason this meek middle-aged man can do showy skateboard tricks worthy of Shaun White. Other than that, he's bland, genial, sporadically funny and long-suffering, but rarely engaging.

Washington Post Full Review
Average The unevenness of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," and Stiller's recessive characterization of the title character, keep it from being an all-out crowd-pleaser. Still, there's a winsome, attaboy appeal to "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" that deserves to be honored. It's a perfectly likable movie, and sometimes that's good enough.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 115 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
6
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
7
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
13
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
8
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
7
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
33
High
97%
30+Adults (F)
41
High
90%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 115 moviegoers:
CHILDREN: All but one of the children enjoyed "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" very much.
TEENS: Fantastic Reviews from both males and females. Only one male rated it just average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Great reviews from both the males and females.
ADULTS:It appears this is a movie enjoyed most by younger moviegoers. The adult reviews are pretty good but certainly not great. Close to half the males and females loved it with another 10% to 20% rating it above average. Unfortunately, about 35% of both the males and females gave it a rating similar to the critics, just "Average." A small percentage even rated it below average to poor.

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