Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The (2013, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig)

Poster for the movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
PG 114 min - Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy - 18 December 2013
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Ben Stiller directs and stars (alongside Kristen Wiig and Sean Penn) in this romantic comedy-adventure adaptation of James Thurber's short story. Walter Mitty (Stiller) oversees analogue photographic images for Life magazine; he's an outwardly quiet, sensible man, who carefully manages his income so he can support his widowed mother (Shirley MacLaine) and his sister (Kathryn Hahn).

Many of Mitty's colleagues mock him for being boring but, inside his head, he regularly embarks on fantastical exploits that are invariably intended to win the heart of a more sympathetic colleague, Cheryl (Wiig). However, real life is about to catch up with his fantasies. The search for a missing photographic negative will impel Mitty to set out on an adventure-packed global quest to track down the photo's elusive photographer (Penn), and also bring him closer to the woman he secretly loves...


Director:  Ben Stiller
Producer:  Ben Stiller, John Goldwyn, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Stuart Cornfeld
Composer:  Theodore Shapiro
Director of Photography:  Stuart Dryburgh

Production Details


Release Date:  18 December 2013

Running Time:  1 h 54 min

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Language:  English

Tagline: Stop Dreaming, Start Living

Budget and Box Office takings where known

Budget:  $90,000,000
Revenue:  $188,133,322