Director and principal actor Ben Stiller plays an usual character in this ‘day dreamer’ film. He has a habit of zoning out of his not so confident and awkward life situations into bizarre and comical scenarios of the same. The result? Constant, unpredictable entertainment for the audience!
The twist in the plot is when he has to go on a challenging chase across exotic locations to save his job. The line between fantasy and reality blurs here, and we are constantly guessing if it’s real or not. The film has a lot to do with photography and as such appears as a beautiful montage of aesthetic rare pictures itself.
There are many profound statements which are made, one about true beauty really stood out. The film is so unique because it dares to confuse and entertain audiences at the same time. Its comical approach belies a sensitive and layered view of Walter Mitty’s life, and the people involved in it. Ben Stiller embodies a stone faced character whose eyes may seem glazed on the outside, but are steeped in vivid imagination on the inside.
It is a light and fun film to watch, with stunning cinematography. Be prepared for spoof like moments in a visual treat of a collage!