Reeling - Rene Rodriguez

December 27, 2013

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG-13)

The first time we meet Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller), he’s sitting at his computer, logged into the online matchmaking service eHarmony, trying to build up the courage to send a “wink” (the equivalent of a Facebook poke) to Cheryl (Kristen Wiig), a co-worker at Life magazine. Walter’s finger hovers over his keyboard for what feels like an eternity — Stiller, who also directed the movie, is operating on a much subtler comedic vibe here than he did in Tropic Thunder and Zoolander — and when he finally takes a deep breath and clicks the send button, he gets an error message. The wink did not go through. Please try again.

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