What I Learned From Ben Stiller (as Walter Mitty) About Life

What I Learned From Ben Stiller (as Walter Mitty) About Life

Name your favorite Ben Stiller movie.

That Zoolander movie? Classic. That’s one of my favorites.

Ben Stiller is a pretty funny guy. Recently a copy of one of his newer films, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, passed through my hands. I missed the original version but thought I’d give this remake a try. A quick sum-up of the plot for those of you unfamiliar with the original or the remake:

Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) is a quiet guy who has a big imagination and an office job who’s never really been anywhere or done anything. When his job is threatened, he has to take extraordinary measures/lengths to try to save his job, opening him up to the world beyond the corporate world. And there’s a romantic thread too.

What surprised me most about the film was that it took me to a place beyond a romantic comedy and touched me as a person, and as a writer. Continue reading “What I Learned From Ben Stiller (as Walter Mitty) About Life”