How’s life going? Me? Haa, I’m a bit sick. On my way to healing though.
So, yesterday, I gathered all my last strengths and I went to the french premiere of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. And it’s
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is based on the short story written by James Thurber in 1939. Walter Mitty is the chief of the negative assets department of Life magazine. He is what we could call a lambda employee. He is discrete and mild. And he daydreams a lot. He imagines himself as the hero of situations where he isn’t, to seduce the woman he likes – Cheryl Melhoff, played by Kristen Wiig- or to shut the mouth of his dickhead boss – Ten (dickhead dickhead dickhead) Hendricks,played by Adam Scott.
And I found that, paradoxically, he’s a very reasonable and pragmatic man who always keeps his counts updated in a notebook. Well, maybe it isn’t so paradoxical, it may be quite complementary to his daydreaming… But this isn’t the point.
So, someday, the magazine is redeemed and the last number is to be released. For that last cover, Sean O’Connell – the star photojournalist of the magazine apparently, played by Sean Penn – sent a special photograph that represents the Quintessence of Life.
But this photograph could not be found. It wasn’t sent with the rest of the camera film.
With the help of Cheryl Melhoff, Walter tries to find the photograph. But under the pressure of Ten (dickhead) Hendricks who threatens to fire him, he needs to resort to drastic measures and decides to go in search of Sean O’Connell.
I mean UUUUUGH OF MONSTERS AND MEN AS SOUNDTRACK, how could you not go to watch that film AND love it? So, yes, first awesome thing about the film : the soundtrack. Of Monsters and Men, David Bowie, Arcade Fire.
Second awesome thing : the freaking landscapes. It’s mind-blowing.
[BEWARE, I don’t know if it might be a spoiler, but, just in case, spoiler alert] From Groenland to Himalaya, passing through Iceland, it’s wonderful. [spoiler alert end]
It’s so beautiful that it hurts. It hurts so much. I almost cried of frustration. I was like “nononononononono stop, stop it, my feels, I want to be there so badly, my heart is bleeding”.
Guys, I’m just so under the heat of emotion that I don’t really know how to carry on writing this post. I don’t know what to say. I could say that the actors are perfect, the atmosphere is perfect, the directing is perfect, it’s on the top of the entertaining scale, etc. Yeah yeah, I could say all that.
I could also say that it’s hilarious, touching, sweet, fabulous, tough and tender *wink wink*(you’ll understand when you’ll watch the film, because you will). There’s everything you need for a good film. Humour, action, romance, adventure, suspense (well, except if you’re like me and you expected the end), real life, fantasy and references.
Of course, there are some imperfections, some points that could have been better. But it’s a gorgeous film and you guys really need to watch it. It’s such a relief for the mind, I don’t know. You’re just happy to watch what you’re watching.
Look, it’s like being a 6 year-old and going to Disneyland for the first time. Eyes are shining, hands are shaking, you’re so exciting about what you see that you don’t know how to react. You can’t even tell how you feel. Happy? Yes, but it’s more than that. Excited? It’s more than that. Lucky? More than that. It’s an explosion of all the best feelings you can ever feel. There’s no better feeling than this on the eve of your birthday.