some said this one can be compared with forrest gump, but i think that is over praised.
background is interesting by mentioning the last period of print edition of life magazine. the storyline is also ok but the details are a bit loose. i'm sorry that in my mind ben stiller does not really suit to act the character.
and how can the daydream make mitty safe to aboard the copter? how come the daydreams didn't make him crash with anything like car until riding the bicycle in iceland? or how come the daydreams didn't make fall from station platform or roof/window of building? but his daydream did make him miss his mom's word on meeting with his favourite photojournalist.
another myth is his cellphone is with so long battery life. and a normal person may not have that strength to first go to greenland, then iceland. after that he takes another trip to afghanistan. anyway he is lucky to find the negative before the last print issue is out.
no matter what the film asks people not to stick into their daydreams and do something real. that's what i need sometimes.