Plot Walter Mitty (Stiller) lives his life quietly, afraid to stand up for himself when his job at Life magazine is threatened and scared to confess his feelings to his co-worker, Cheryl (Wiig). He finally embraces life when he loses a vital photo needed for Life’s final issue and the only way to retrieve it is to find the photographer, who could be anywhere in the world.
Verdict As a director, this feels like Stiller’s moment. Mitty is a film that bravely rejects cynicism. In many ways, it’s the new Forrest Gump. Go with it and it is, in all senses, wonderful.