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Seven new posters delve into Ben Stiller's surreal The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Sep. 6, 2013by:

Ben Stiller seems to have learned a lot from his time working with Wes Anderson. The trailer for THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY took me by surprise with it's surreal tone and heartfelt nature. I was frankly shocked that the same guy who directed TROPIC THUNDER, THE CABLE GUY, and REALITY BITES. There is a major growth here from Stiller the director to potentially Stiller the auteur.

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY is a remake of the 1947 film that follows a timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing. This new version seems to take a much different tone than the Danny Kaye original and seems to be angling for consideration during Oscar nomination season.

These posters capture the bizarre nature of the trailer while also highlighting the innocence of Stiller's portrayal of Walter Mitty. I get elements of Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, and Michel Gondry from this images and the trailer itself. That is pretty damn good company to be in. I just hope this movie is not style over substance. The cast is straight out of a Will Ferrell movie but all of the performers have the talent to make this one of the best films of the Fall.

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY also stars Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Sean Penn, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley MacLaine, and Patton Oswalt. It opens everywhere on Christmas Day.

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3:28AM on 09/09/2013

A fine director

Cable Guy is one of those films you can watch again and again.
Unfortunately it was Jim Carey's 'Last Action Hero' and the press were out to trash it regardless of its merit .. to reverse the seemingly relentless rise of its 'star.'
Cable Guy is one of those films you can watch again and again.
Unfortunately it was Jim Carey's 'Last Action Hero' and the press were out to trash it regardless of its merit .. to reverse the seemingly relentless rise of its 'star.'
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11:50AM on 09/07/2013
Ben Stiller has always seemed to me like a guy who was capable of more. Around the time that he and Owen Wilson were doing everything together (post-Tenenbaums), I remember lamenting that he was playing a stock character, where he used to show promise in movies like Reality Bites and Zero Effect. Then he made Tropic Thunder, which is one of the most ambitious comedies I've ever seen. Taking into account the sort of spare-no-expense filmmaking he used there, it only makes sense he would aim high
Ben Stiller has always seemed to me like a guy who was capable of more. Around the time that he and Owen Wilson were doing everything together (post-Tenenbaums), I remember lamenting that he was playing a stock character, where he used to show promise in movies like Reality Bites and Zero Effect. Then he made Tropic Thunder, which is one of the most ambitious comedies I've ever seen. Taking into account the sort of spare-no-expense filmmaking he used there, it only makes sense he would aim high on this one.
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7:09AM on 09/07/2013
This poster campaign will be better than the movie.
This poster campaign will be better than the movie.
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7:00AM on 09/07/2013

I'm not that surprised

He's got plenty of performances that suggest he has a much more thoughtful side than you're getting in his broad comedies. I'm a big Ben Stiller fan, if if all of his movies aren't for me, and I'm glad this project went to him.
He's got plenty of performances that suggest he has a much more thoughtful side than you're getting in his broad comedies. I'm a big Ben Stiller fan, if if all of his movies aren't for me, and I'm glad this project went to him.
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2:29AM on 09/07/2013
Ben Stiller is . . Ben Almighty
Ben Stiller is . . Ben Almighty
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8:26PM on 09/06/2013
Now we know what exactly Shatner and Lithgow were so freaked out about on that plane.
Now we know what exactly Shatner and Lithgow were so freaked out about on that plane.
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7:31PM on 09/06/2013
Love the airplane wing one :)
Love the airplane wing one :)
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5:39PM on 09/06/2013

Bad!

This movie looks BAD!
This movie looks BAD!
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5:38PM on 09/06/2013

I'm getting an Oscar bait vibe here

but that's not a bad thing. I like seeing someone like Ben Stiller take some chances and he really looks like he's stretching here. I hope the risk pays off.
but that's not a bad thing. I like seeing someone like Ben Stiller take some chances and he really looks like he's stretching here. I hope the risk pays off.
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