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What I thought of… The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Definitely, Maybe #Movie #Review

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Saw two films over the weekend. One that I really wanted to see, one that I didn’t. One that blew me away, and one that I switched off half way through and vowed to slaughter the cast and crew and should I ever meet them.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was DREADFUL – which was doubly disappointing as I’ve been wanting to see it for ages. It starts really well, very quirky, nice set up and then it’s like, “hey, did anyone write a script?” “Er, no” “Oh, ok, no worries, we’ll just wing it – that’ll work right?” The result is a weak story around a missing photographic negative, interspersed with odd fantasy scenes that fail to move the story on, and a romance sub-plot that’s stunningly rubbish.

Below is the trailer, or you can watch it here.

Definitely, Maybe on the other hand looks like it’s going to be awful (even this trailer is somewhat cringeworthy) – I literally only watched it because there was nothing better. But, it turns out to be an absolute delight. If you’re a fan of good rom coms, tight scripts, and clever dialogue, this should be right up your street.

Click below to watch the trailer or watch it over on youtube.

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Author: Peter Jones

Peter Jones started professional life as a particularly rubbish graphic designer, followed by a stint as a mediocre petrol pump attendant. After that he got embroiled in the murky world of credit card banking. Fun times.   Nowadays, Peter spends his days writing, or talking about writing. He’s written three novels; a Rom-Com (Romantic Comedy), A Crim-Com (Crime Comedy), and a Rom-Com-Ding-Dong (A sort-of Romantic-ish Comedy, with attitude). He’s currently working on his fourth novel, which - if it’s a musical - he’ll no doubt describe as a Rom-Com-Sing-Song. (Spoiler: It isn’t).   He is also the author of three and a half popular self-help books on the subjects of happiness, staying slim and dating. If you’re overweight, lonely, or unhappy – he’s your guy.   Peter doesn’t own a large departmental store and probably isn’t the same guy you’ve seen on the TV show Dragons’ Den.  

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