Our Seven Favorite Daydreamers in Movies
In THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, on Blu-ray and DVD on April 15th, the title character is a timid magazine photo manager who lives his life vicariously through over-the-top daydreams. In honor of the movie’s home entertainment release, we’re taking a look at a few other notable daydreamers in film.
CADY HERON – MEAN GIRLS
Cady has to make a lot of adjustments when starting high school after being home schooled in Africa her entire life. But when she begins to notice her new friends’ true animal instincts, she imagines them acting like the jungle wildlife she left behind.
LESTER BURNHAM – AMERICAN BEAUTY
Lester (Kevin Spacey) is way too old for his daughter’s friend Angela (Mena Suvari), but that doesn’t stop him from imagining a truly creepy dance sequence starring her in a cheerleading outfit during a high school basketball game.
THE DUDE – THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Few dream sequences in film are as epic or intricately choreographed as The Dude’s in The Big Lebowski. It even managed to warrant it’s own title—“Gutterballs”—and credits.
RON BURGUNDY – ANCHORMAN
The sexual tension is palpable between new reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) and veteran newsman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), and after a romantic dinner, sparks fly. What follows is one of the most hilarious love scenes in film history, featuring an animated trip to “Pleasure Town” on the back of unicorns to the music of Tom Jones.
MATTHEW KIDMAN – THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
A criminally underrated film, this is a hilarious tale of a high school senior (Emile Hirsch) who falls in love with the girl next door…who just happens to be an ex-porn star. Matthew’s fear of his parents finding out his girlfriend’s extracurricular activities, leads to some pretty awkward scenarios that play out in his imagination.
RALPHIE – A CHRISTMAS STORY
There are many memorable fantasy sequences in this holiday classic, but one of the best involves Ralphie’s teacher becoming so enamored by his report on his coveted Red Rider BB Gun that she exclaims his praises to the whole class, giving him a grade of A++++++++++….
Let The Secret Life of Walter Mitty inspire you to make your dreams a reality when it comes to Blu-ray and DVD April 15th.