Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Don't Pity This Gritty Mitty

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Don't Pity This Gritty Mitty

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SEANNA CRONIN

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt, Shirley MacLaine.

Director: Ben Stiller

Rating: PG

Reviewer: Seanna Cronin

Stars: /5

CUDOS to Ben Stiller for taking on James Thurber's classic literary daydreamer.

Stiller directs and stars in this likable and beautifully filmed modern remake of the character Walter Mitty, who is a "negative assets" manager for Life magazine.

When the publication is taken over Mitty and his co-workers, including his crush played by Kristen Wiig, are all facing the chop and the task of producing Life's final print edition.

When a single negative from a famed, but elusive photographer goes missing, Mitty must break out of his mundane life to track down the photographer and his potential cover shot.

Unfortunately most of the day-dream sequences, which are quite amusing, are featured in the film's trailer, although a few good ones are saved for the cinema. …

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