Last night, I finally saw the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty for the 1st time &, despite its completely unfair rating of 49% on Rotten Tomatoes, I LOVED everything about it!!
I had wanted to see this film since last summer when I saw the 1st abbreviated trailer featuring 1 of my favorite songs by Of Monsters & Men. As Mitty's Christmas 2013 release date drew closer, I realized it was being released on the exact same day as SEVERAL other movies I was determined to see ASAP (i.e. The Wolf of Wall Street & Her) which meant, when Christmas rolled around, I ended up seeing every other December release movie I had wanted to see EXCEPT Mitty which is a shame because I now badly wish I'd seen it in the theater.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was directed by AND stars Ben Stiller plus a phenomenal cast that includes Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Sean Penn, Patton Oswalt, Shirley MacLaine & Kathryn Hahn. It is BEAUTIFULLY shot, well-acted, funny, heartwarming, inspiring, incredibly unique & it features 1 of the best soundtracks I've heard in long time.
The fact this film didn't get more buzz, positive reviews & attention astounds me. The only explanation is it got lost in the sea of other Oscar-contending movies that were also released in or around December. I hope more people will give The Secret Life of Walter Mitty a chance & check it out now that it was just finally released on DVD/Netflix because it is officially 1 of my most favorite films of 2013.
Step Out by Jose Gonzalez
Dirty Paws by Of Monsters & Men
Space Oddity by David Bowie
Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave
The Complete SOUNDTRACK: