The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

I was wandering on the facebook other day and I came across the words “Beautiful is that not asking for attention”, killed by the words got the movie name and set to watch it. Movie is an adventure, drama and comedy category movie with the duration of around 2 hours. Movie directed by “Ben stiller”, starring as “Mitty” as well. the-secret-life-of-walter-mitty

Movie mainly revolves around the person “Walter Mitty”, a day dreamer as well as quite person whose father died when he was 17 years old and had to work in fast food restaurant. Currently Mitty working as “Negative asset manager” of magazine named “Life”, which is recently acquired, on the day of Mitty’s birthday. Firing of the old and loyal employees created a panic within the company, everyone is afraid of being the next one to fire. In the scenario, they got the negative roll (picture negatives) from the Sean O’ Connell the previous man in charge and photographer who said that negative # 25 (in the roll) should be the cover page of the last edition. With Neg roll Mitty got a present from him a wallet and a beautiful note, other than the hand written note, beautiful words engraved over the lather wallet as well. This is the way how movies teach the people somewhat life. The note was written to appreciate a man’s effort of 16 years, we should watch movies to learn and adopt good things we should learn to appreciate our employees. This is the first lesson of the movie, a life time motto written on the inner side of the wallet

To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind the walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is what the purpose of the life.

But somehow Mitty couldn’t get the negative # 25 in the neg roll, and then the quest for this negative started. The main story is how Mitty travel place to place to find out the Sean to ask him about the negative # 25 so that can get developed for the cover page. His quest is full of adventure, and yes his this intense adventure reduce his day dreaming portion. I personally loved the places covered in the film. I love the movies which help me visiting different places; I think when you can’t afford to travel out of the country, than movies are the cheapest alternatives to travel.
Movie is not all about the adventure of finding the negative. But it keeps the comedy as well as a decent but adequate proportion of love but for me that is just the spice of the movie.
I found the movie engaging and light on heart with amazing places to visit and brilliant ending with soulful conversation between Sean and Mitty. Like

Mitty: When are you gonna take it
Sean: sometimes I don’t … If Ii like a moment, I mean, me personally… I don’t like to have the distraction cam … so I stay in it … yeah right there, right here (Pointing towards the ghost cat)

Movie simply tells to stop dreaming and start living a life.


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