Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: The Quintessence of Life

2:25 PM, January 23, 2014: Sad news. Trinoma and SM North aren’t showing Wolf of Wall Street at 6pm onwards anymore :(
2:34 PM, January 23, 2014: Whaaaaat? What shall we do then?
2:38 PM, January 23, 2014: Let’s watch something else?
2:38 PM, January 23, 2014: What do u propose? :)
2:42 PM, January 23, 2014: I propose the Secret Life of Walter Mitty at 7:30...

We were very much looking forward to watching The Wolf of Wall Street but decided to see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty instead. I have seen the trailer late last year, I think, and it was interesting but I eventually forgot about it because the hype kind of died down. However, when my friend mentioned that it’s showing at a later time (since he gets off work past 6PM), I was reminded how I’m quite curious about the movie before.

I won’t go into the technical details of the movie but rather more of how I felt while watching it and how it gave me a pat on the back while saying: “You are on the right track, child.

This is Major Tom to ground control. I’m stepping through the door and I’m floating in a most peculiar way and the stars look very different today.

I grew up as the eldest among my first cousins (mom side) and the eldest in my immediate family. At an early age, my mom saw how independent and fearless I can be and she let me do my own thing. However, I am not perfectly good at making life decisions. I stumbled and I fell on the ground and there were even times that I don’t feel like getting up; but I still did and, see, I am still here. I have always been telling everyone that taking risks is part of living life and once we stopped taking risks and always take the safest route, we will never know how so much beautiful things can be just because we let our fear of getting scratches and being bruised stop us from experiencing the better things life might have wanted to offer.

Making mistakes is part of life. We take risks, we live, we fall down, we learn and we do it again. When a chapter ends and we have finally accomplished our initial purpose, a new one will come along and the cycle continues. Who said life is easy? Who said we will always have what we want? Who said our love will always be reciprocated? Who said we will never get our hearts broken? No one; because at one point in our lives, we will go through them all and if you didn’t, I will never say you’re lucky; I would have to say that you missed out on a lot of things which could open a better door and can make you stronger.

There is, still, a Walter Mitty inside of me. He goes out when I make mistakes and fall down. It’s when I need to pull the strong girl back inside and tell her to slow down and take it one step at a time. But after a few moments, I need to keep my Walter Mitty back in and start living life, making my dreams happen and overcoming the fears my own Mitty left; because life is best first hand and not through a looking glass. Have no regrets because each experience will move you one step forward may it be with a smile or with a tear; either way, it will always make you better, stronger and smarter.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a good movie that can be enjoyed by everyone. It’s all about living life, taking risks and just everything I keep telling you about. It is visually stimulating and definitely one of the movies you would never want to just watch once in your life. 

To see the world, things dangerous to come, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.


No technical reviews but more of how I can, personally, relate to the movie. If you have been reading my blog, you would know how I do this. I don’t always blog about movies I watch except if (1) I really love the movie or (2) I have been invited, as a blogger, to watch the movie; although I still blog about it through my own way and in how I want to write it down. My recommendation won’t tell you much about cinematography, musical score and the likes (although I do know about these things since my college degree is related); but more of how the movie touched or moved me with the hopes that you could learn something from how I view it.


  1. ehhh i need to watch this. i think i felt that way about moving to germany! it's been a great experience but really scary. i'm still scared sometimes!!!

  2. oh. will definitely download this. Glad you love watching movie, me too. well, the wolf of wall street is awesome too. It's a bit long, well we should expect that because it's leonardo's movie. I think he is great but he has tons of wonderful movies and i love most of his films before than these days. ;)

    1. I just watched The Wolf of Wallstreet and I loved it too! :)

  3. Oh my gosh! i absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie! i saw it a couple of weeks ago and totally enjoyed it! hehe the plot and everything was just so good! definitely loved the ending too! definitely a great movie!

  4. "Making our dreams happen" One of my 2014 goals. Looks like a great movie. Sana available na siya online para maDL ko and i'll watch it with my two boys! :)

  5. I would definitely like to give this movie a try. Have seen it's trailer last year and got to read it's plot too, and I find it interesting! I don't know if a good copy of this movie is already available on Torrent. Hihi. :)

  6. Saw this last Saturday. It was entertaining but felt a bit too long. Plus it leaves you the silly idea of, “Wait, why don’t I go on a daring adventure to find myself?”Then you realize, you cant afford it, plus as a Filipino you can’t easily fly to Europe, visa and all. Hehe. But it’s a nice feel-good movie.:)

    Wolf of Wall Street is AWESOME. Made me wish I didn’t have a soul so I can have as much fun as he did. Haha,it’s *that* kind of movie.

    1. I think it's meant to be taken more figuratively. Taking risks, living life, never be afraid of what the future holds and such :)

  7. Hmm,yes. But the setting was very relevant- Mitty was technically being let go as part of a company's downsizing. It's very pro-establishment. Don't worry about what the future of an unemployed you holds, seize this moment. Let our firing you be an opportunity to find yourself :D But yes,Hollywood. :) Just saw Snowpiercer today. AMAZING. You should see it! :)


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