It's a pity for Walter Mitty... mixed reviews trickle in.
Derek Zoolander: I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.
Ben Stiller's ambitious and ambiguous directorial effort The Secret Life of Walter Mitty premiered today in New York for the Film Festival. The consensus is in, but there is no real word on the film's quality since it is so... divisive. The Huffington Post calls it 'Earnest Sap', in one of the film's few positive reviews (link).The Wrap says Stiller's Mitty 'tries too hard' (link), and The Playlist gave the film a C- (link). Definitely count this film out on Best Adapted Screenplay, and the chance it has at earning a Picture nomination is looking incredibly slim. However, it may play well to older audiences and audience members needing a Christmas movie diversion. Nothing more, nothing less.