The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Synopsis: The manager of the negative assets sector of Life magazine, Walter Mitty, has been working for sixteen years for the magazine and has a tedious life, not going anywhere but from his home to his job and vice-versa. He is an escapist, daydreaming into a world of fantasy many times a day. Walter has a crush on the recently hired Cheryl Melhoff but he is too shy to invite her on a date and he is trying to contact her via online dating. The magazine is preparing to release its last printed edition and the loathsome manager of transition Ted Hendricks is preparing an inevitable downsizing over the next few days. Walter has been the liaison between the magazine and the mysterious independent photographer Sean O'Connell who has sent to him a package of negatives and a wallet as a gift for his work. Sean also suggests to the senior management the use of negative 25 for the cover of the last edition. However, Walter cannot find the negative that is missing. Walter has no means to contact Sean an
Director(s): Ben Stiller
Production: 20th Century Fox
  5 wins & 18 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min



How was your weekend?

I had an awesome weekend.

And what did you do this weekend?

Um... Let's see.

I bathed in Arctic

mountain water...

while my Latin lover

recited verse to me.

You slut.

I know.

Actually, I waited for my refrigerator

repairman, who never came.

I'm so sorry.

I'm gonna call you later.


The ice, yes?

She moves like a woman.

I'm Walter. Mitty.

Cheryl. Melhoff.

Where have you been?

Testing the limits

of the human "espirit".

I'd like to climb your

hair, test that out.

Perhaps I can contact you,

possibly through my poetry falcon.

Poetry falcon.

I like that.

Do you think, if I hit him with

a paper clip, would he move?

I don't know.

Do it.


I actually threw

a toner box at him once.

Yeah? Did he move?

No, I missed.

That's a great story.

Ground Control to Major Tom.

Can you hear me, Major Tom?



Moving on, as they say.

Conference room,

more of these stations here...

where people sort

of do their thing.

Layout's here for...

Morning, Hernando!

There's a new nut

pouch, did you hear?

Yeah. I met him.

We're gonna be evaluated.

They won't be able to. We do

intricate details back here.


It's tricky.

And bewildering.

I should evaluate you,

you should evaluate me.

I don't think

they'll let us do that.

Just saying.

Hey, how long has this neg roll

been here... out in the open?

It says "Sean O'Connell. "

It came in this morning.

There's a present, too. He sent

you a present, on your desk.

Sean O'Connell

still shoots on film.

That results for

me in a man crush.

Hey, you want to mount these?



Heard rumblings LIFE'S done, man.

Wanted to say thanks.

Take a look inside, a gift for

all the years of hard work.

Sorry about the neg roll.

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