Anyone that is in need of a fun escape can run toward adventure with Walter Mitty while watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Directed by and starring Ben Stiller as Walter, the movie follows a day dreamer that faces the perils of losing his job.
As the magazine Walter works for becomes another victim of a dying print publishing industry, Walter chooses to get away from the stress of becoming unemployed by imagining himself in a variety of adventures. Walter sees himself crossing the desert sands, hiking through the Himalayas and battling shark filled waters and throughout his journey, he remembers his co-worker Cheryl played by Kristen Wiig. Cheryl is Walter’s love interest and the one that offers him advice for living life to the fullest. In his quest to conquer Chery’s love and the world, he ends up going on a better adventure than he could have ever imagined.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is rated PG for some crude language, but can still be a great movie to experience with the whole family. On the day of its release, Christmas Day 2013, it grossed almost $8 million and has held itself strong so far in the box office battle.