‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ Latest Trailer Explores Ben Stiller’s Imagination
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Ben Stiller‘s ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty‘ has already screened for numerous critics, which shows that Fox and Stiller think (or thought) they have an Oscar picture on their hands. Which may be why they’ve released multiple trailers to get audiences familiar with Stiller’s Mitty and his flights of fancy.
This latest trailer offers new footage but showcases the same storyline as before. Mitty is a dreamer who’s attracted to Kristen Wiig, and then (at least it seems) goes on a real adventure. If this were an art film, Mitty’s whole trip would be revealed to be a psychotic break, but as this looks to be a heartwarming end of the year picture, it seems unlikely that’s going to happen.
But going by early reviews, it looks like the early screenings may have worked against the film. Such suggests the film might do rather well commercially, but winning Oscars may be a bridge too far. ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ will be in theaters December 25. Here’s the film’s synopsis:
Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber’s classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.