On Episode 5 we reviewed The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Here’s the breakdown
- Ben Stiller’s performance and direction. We were very pleasantly surprised!
- The cinematography was breathtaking. Let’s plan our trip to Iceland now!
- The presence of a responsible, kind and modest protagonist who was able to use these qualities to make a difference (not something we see much in male-centric films).
- That Benjamin Button scene. So out of place and too quirky for the understated tone of this film.
- Product placements. It’s one thing to include product placement, but maybe putting it into your dialogue is too much.
- The themes were perhaps a bit too cliche, and everything fell right into place in a way we would expect (the journey, getting out and seeing the world for a new perspective) to get the messages of the film across.
- The music!
- The realism inside his fantasies (minus the Benji Button one).
- Kristin Wiig, Adam Scott, Shirley McLain, Sean Penn, and Kathryn Hann.
Average Host Rating: 4/5