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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) may appear to be the timid sort on the outside, yet in his imagination he's a daredevil adventurer. But when a real life crisis arises, Walter has to decide if he will leave his daydreams and face his worst nightmares. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 114
Theater Release: 25 Dec 2013
Video Release: 15 Apr 2014
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Rated PG?

Violence: A man imagines having a fantastical street fight with his boss that involves punching and other roughhousing (minor blood-covered injuries are briefly seen). In another imagined sequence a building explodes and a man rescues a woman from inside. Two men scuffle in a bar. A manager verbally bullies employees and throws paperclips at one. After jumping into water from a helicopter, a man is surrounded by sharks prior to being rescued. Blood is shown on a man’s forehead after he run into a post. A volcanic explosion threatens characters. A dangerous skateboard stunt is successfully attempted. A bar brawl, a bike accident and other minor accidents are comically depicted. A man gets in a fight with security guards.

Sexual Content: A mild sexual comment is made about men wanting to find a strip club. A couple of mild sexual terms are used. A man and woman hug and briefly kiss.

Language: A single scatological term, a mild sexual term, a crude term for male anatomy and about four other mild expletives are used. Terms of deity and name-calling are heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: An obviously impaired helicopter pilot, who is seen drinking another huge glass of beer, insists he is fully capable of flying. (He does so successfully in the next scene.) Other: A man rides a skateboard on a public roadway.

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