The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ★★½

This is such a sincere, saccharine movie that it is an utter shame it fails as it does at the goals it sets for itself. It wants to be one if those "fantasy obsessed loners who learns to embrace the real world in all its majesty" type deals but it does so in these overblown, massive budget ways that detracts from the effect. Its admirable how doe-eyed it is for this premise, but it's not particularly funny or that quirky really, and while it looks nice its just vapid and empty, propped up by tired platitudes and outdated sentiments. Its a "nice" movie but also a particularly frustrating one that leaves little to the imagination.

I still like Stiller as a director, but he needs to go dark again. Or at least cut out the obsessive product placement.