Dreaming & Doing

Ben Stiller directs & stars in charming rom-com-adventure remake

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Blu-ray $39.98, DVD $29.98 (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment)


Most modern-day viewers are too young to remember the original movie with this title, a 1947 adventure-comedy romp starring Danny Kaye. Here Ben Stiller takes the same basic premise and runs with it, directing and starring in this delightful and fanciful tale of a timid LIFE magazine photo editor who gets a little too caught up in his daydreams—until his daydreams become an amazing, life-changing real adventure. Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine and Sean Penn round out the cast, and the bounty of bonus content includes several deleted and alternate scenes and behind-the-scenes mini-features about the making of the movie.

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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