And we’re back! With the Movie Union Addicts movie review (yay!) 😉 Yet again, it was something randomly on my TV a few Saturday nights ago- and within minutes I was hooked!
In short.. The 20something life defining movie. 😉 A must see!!! For the dreamers, planners, doers and alike, this movie is made specially just for you!
Pretty epic right?
Onwards and upwards to my speel of the movie (*spoiler free of course, the idea of writing these reviews are to intrigue you into watching them!).
Is absolutely breathtaking. Greenland. Iceland. Himalayas. Incredible.
You literally feel like you’re right there travelling with him thanks to the pristine HD film quality. Loved how he was the solo traveller on a long winding roads which never happens in movies! And I’ve always wondered what Greenland looked like, and it’s exactly as I imagined it. Small little houses painted in all sorts of colour clustered in the water 😉 it’s simply beautiful though the isolation is slightly amusing. How many people do you think live in Nuuk? (Greenland’s smaller part?) In the movie it was 6 or 8. But in real life 15,000! (thanks Google!).
The main message of Life’s motto
*My thoughts to come tomorrow!
From the trailer you would have gathered it’s about one man’s journey to discover the purpose of life. Ben Stiller at his best comedy and adventure antics- what more can you want?!
Ben Stiller as Walter Mitty (how awesome does the name Walter Mitty sound?) the asset negative manager at Life 😉
Side note.. he wasn’t just the main actor of the movie, he actually directed the whole thing! Amazing! Also well known as the night guard in the Night of Musuem trilogy =) (ooh more reviews to come!)
Krisiten Wiig as Cheryl Melhoff (Walter’s crush)
As I was watching this movie, I kept having this feeling of déjà vu and kept saying to myself I know her! Her voice sounds ever so familiar ar from a cartoon that I’ve been watching. Figured out that she was the voice behind Looney Tunes show’s Lola bunny (Bug’s girlfriend) & Lucy in Despicable Me 2!
Patton Oswalt as Todd e-harmony consultant
We actually didn’t get to meet Tood until the end of the movie but when I heard his voice over the phone at the very beginning I was like- it sounds like Agen Koening from Agents of Shield and right I was!
Adam Scott as Ted Hendricks Managing Director of Transition
I’m going to have to be blunt and agree with Walter/Ben that the beard does not suit him! He’s been around in a few movies that I’ve seen (not yet the main character but maybe one day. Leap Year (another movie to review!) Jeremy the guy Anna was going to propose to and Monster in Law-Remy.
The main storyline =)
Meet Walter Mitty, been at Life magazine for 16 years but spends his daydreaming and a zoning out to places that he wishes he could be. Instead of where he is. Which I’m sure we all do whenever we’re on public transport or at work lunch breaks or at places we have to be but didn’t wish to be (what can I say, I’m a hopeless dreamer so this movie truly resonated with me for the 2hrs!)
Movie opens with Walter talking to Todd from e-harmony when the wink he tried to send to Cheryl (his work secret love) kept getting denied. When Todd points out that he left a lot of the stuff blank and poses the question, Have you been anywhere noteworthy or mentionable? Nope.
Have you done anything noteworthy or mentionable?
Ah! The 20something life defining question right there! Loved Todd’s amusement tone in asking this!
Walter goes into work thinking it’s just another ordinary day at Life Magazine, when the truth was far from it.
The quintessence of life photo from was MIA.
Company restructure meaning you’re fired if you’re non essential.
Finally talked to Cheryl because the #25 photo for the final magazine cover from Sean O’Connell was missing.
Queue freaking out!
Enter one man’s hilarious adventure journey to find the missing in action photo where he discovers life’s purpose and becomes noteworthy and mentionable. Everything that he ever dreamed and wanted to be =) You’ll notice his daydreams drift off as he continues to explore the world in real life- affirming the fact, don’t just dream! Do it!
The volcano scene. Just goes to show, always have google translator on you especially when you don’t speak Icelandic!
The moment when Walter goes, that’s it I’ve had enough! About time to live out Life’s motto 😉
Movie rating: 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 5 smileys out of 5!