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Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES - Now show­ing Vil­lage Cine­mas

WAL­TER Mitty ( played by Ben Stiller) is a man who dares to dream. A lot. Any­where, any time. Some might call it zon­ing out. Wal­ter Mitty is also a man who dares not do any­thing to make a dream be­come re­al­ity. Life may have al­ready passed him by. What some might call zon­ing out, oth­ers would call hiding away. Wel­come, then, to The Se­cret Life Of Wal­ter Mitty. When we fi rst meet him, Wal­ter is barely ex­ist­ing as a mild- man­nered door­mat for oth­ers to step on. By the time we bid him farewell, there is no chance that will ever hap­pen again. His job as a back­room photography ex­pert at Life mag­a­zine has been marked for ter­mi­na­tion, as has the pub­li­ca­tion it­self. Only one more edi­tion is to be pub­lished, and the im­age in­tended for the cover has gone miss­ing. The pho­tog­ra­pher ( Sean Penn) who has taken the killer snap has van­ished. It is up to Wal­ter to fi nd him and re­trieve the fa­bled pic­ture. This is clearly one of the best- di­rected fi lms you will see this sum­mer. Par­tic­u­larly when you fac­tor in the source ma­te­rial Stiller is work­ing with.

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