Out in cinemas now is Ben Stiller’s latest feature The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. We normally review films that possess an element of the YOG factor, and this gem is coated with it.
Walter Mitty (Stiller) works in the sterile corporate HQ of LIFE magazine managing the negative assets department. Trouble begins in his boring yet tranquil life when he can’t find the negative intended for the final cover ever of TIME magazine.
Mitty’s wild imagination causes him to daydream often, transforming him into the YOG he yearns to be, normally in an effort to win the heart of his coworker Cheryl (Kristen Wiig).
Yet the situation of the missing negative leads Walter to come out of his shell and embark on a yoggish pursuit to track down the creator of the image, and the ultimate YOG, Sean O’Connell (Sean Penn).
The film is accompanied by an endearing soundtrack which includes Of Monsters and Men, a David Bowie classic, and the stylings of intoxicating guitar plucker José Gonzalez to name a few.
With many exciting moments set against some wonderful scenery, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty is a great metaphor for what it means to bravely break free of our self imposed limitations. This is what living life to the fullest is all about, something we at the YOG blog will keep reminding of.