A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
Walter Mitty is a negative assets manager at Life magazine who daydreams of fantastic adventures and has a crush on coworker Cheryl. Walter works with adventurous photojournalist Sean O'Connell, whose work is highly regarded. Sean has sent Walter his latest negatives and a wallet as a gift in appreciation of Walter's work. Sean believes negative #25 captures the "quintessence" of Life and states that it should be used for the cover of the magazine's final print issue as it converts to online status. The negative is missing and Walter is forced to stall obnoxious corporate transition manager Ted Hendricks, who is handling the downsizing. While viewing the other negatives outside Life's offices, Cheryl approaches Walter and suggests that he think of the negatives as clues to Sean's location. Together they look at three of them, including one of a person's thumb with a unique ring on it, and the other of a curved piece of wood. A third picture of a boat leads Walter to determine that O'Connell is in Greenland. Immediately Walter flies there to find him.
This movie was directed by Ben Stiller, which happened to also be the actor to the protagonist of the story. In my honest opinion, this is a simple movie, something that almost never happens in real life, to go all through all those struggle for one tiny thing, I like to watch it for the comedy and also because, it has that 'chuunibyou' elements they put in this movie which is really entertaining to watch, the movie is easy to understand, something casual and nothing explicit just nice for even a family to watch it. It's not like one of those movies where there's a lot shit of monologue and such, which you don't have to get your head spin for it. Totally recommended to anyone who wants something simple yet adventurous.