The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) isn’t satisfied with his office job working for Life magazine. He’s a dedicated worker, but often zones out, daydreaming of a much more adventurous and exciting life.
When Walter realizes an important photograph for an important magazine issue is missing, he decides it’s time to set out on an actual adventure of his own, traveling across the world to track down the photographer to get the missing photograph. In doing so, his perspective about what makes life meaningful will be challenged.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a comedic adventure that encourages self-acceptance and living life with humility and honesty, as opposed to retreating into proud fantasies, wishing you could be someone else while missing the value of who you already are.
The film is rated PG, but does include some mild language and crude humor, and the film’s themes will likely better resonate with older viewers. The film could admittedly use more Christianity to inform its message, and Walter’s crush on a divorced woman could use some Catholic guidance. But these modern Hollywood shortcomings aside, the film may serve to remind us not to let our insecurities define us.