Hitting Lebanon's cinemas today is Ben Stiller’s highly-anticipated film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which follows the story of an unassuming man who constantly escapes his mundane reality through fantasies, only to one day find himself faced with a real-life adventure that will fundamentally test his courage and spirit. With an incredible trip to Italy up for grabs, you really have no excuses to pass this one up.

Here are five reasons why you should see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty:




1. You Can Win a Dream Trip


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You could win a trip for two to Venice, courtesy of Empire Cinemas and The Travel Club.

All you have to do is:
1. Follow @empire_movies on Instagram.

2. Instagram your own inspirational photo of a beautiful moment you've experienced, using the hashtag #MittyMoment. Make sure to tag @empire_movies.

3. Get the most likes on your photo.

No matter where you go to see the film, make sure to hang on to your ticket, because you need to have it in order to be eligible to win the trip. Be sure to check the Empire Cinemas Facebook page for more details.


2. It’s Life Changing


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This is a movie that has the potential to change your life and make you look at the world in a whole new way. If watching an apprehensive daydreamer like Walter Mitty rise to the occasion, cast aside his fears, and embark on a journey halfway across the world to win over the heart of his crush doesn’t make you feel awesome inside, then what will?


3. Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, and Sean Penn


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This film is packed with a star-studded cast. You have Ben Stiller, who stars as Walter Mitty and directs the film. Supporting him is the beautiful Kristen Wiig, a rising name in cinema who got her start on television’s Saturday Night Live. She takes on a more serious role here as Cheryl Melhoff, Mitty’s love interest. Also supporting is Sean Penn who is no stranger to drama. He plays the minor yet extremely important role of photojournalist Sean O’Connell.


4. Cinematography


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All you have to do is watch the trailer above to see just how visually stunning this film is. From the exceptional cinematography to the globe-trotting on-location shoots, from the sea and snowy mountaintops, to the epic daydream sequences, if the story-line doesn’t hook you, then surely the visuals will.


5. If You Don’t Like Your Job, You are Definitely Quitting by January


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Some movies you watch just for entertainment, but others inspire you and make you want to get up and do something with your life; this is one of those films. You just can’t help but feel something stir inside you, some longing for adventure and discovery being unearthed after watching how an average man like Walter Mitty goes on an epic spiritual journey and defies all odds. You’ll definitely be packing your bags and booking a flight after leaving the theater.

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