No one really knows the power of the private dreams inside our heads . . . until they inspire our reality. Thatâs what happens in Ben Stillerâs contemporary rethink of one of the most influential fantasy stories of all time â indeed the quintessential tale about the irresistible allure of fantasizing: James Thurberâs THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY. Stiller has taken that two-and-a-half page 1939 classic and opened it up into a 21st Century comic epic about a man who finds that his real life is about to blow his wildly over-active imagination out of the water.
This Walter Mitty (Stiller) is a modern day-dreamer, an ordinary magazine photo editor who takes a regular mental vacation from his ho-hum existence by disappearing into a world of fantasies electrified by dashing heroism, passionate romance and constant triumphs over danger. But when Mitty and the co-worker he secretly adores (Kristen Wiig) stand in actual peril of losing their jobs, Walter must do the unimaginable: take real action â sparking a global journey more extraordinary than anything he could have ever dreamed up.