'I was born under unusual circumstances.' And so begins The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans, from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, Benjamin Button, is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
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This was an interesting movie, and I really appreciated its differentiation from the typical hollywood films and plots. Also kudos to the costuming team, who killed the transformations of the characters through time.
I don't think this was Brad Pitt at his best though.
I found this movie disturbing and weird. It was a little creepy too. Not a great film for Brad Pit. Too hard to follow the story as he looked so creepy.
I'm sorry but I couldn't finish watching this movie, I was waaaay too confused by the storyline so I gave up.
The movie just BOMBED for me. I really like director David Fincher and Cate Blanchett a lot. This is a pretty bad Brad Pitt role that proves he can be great one moment and then horrible the next. It's a very confusing film and way too long for me to stomach. I got bored very quickly. You've been warned...
Awful. Couldn't even make it all the through. SUPER long and too boring!
My mom and I watched this the other night. It was okay... worth watching for the unique story and famous faces, but it seems like it was pretty predictable and like a lot of it had already been given away in all the media surrounding it.
That said there were some little funny bits, that gave the movie a bit more "oomph". Definitely see it, but don't expect it to be amazing.
The mister and I just watched this movie tonight, and after I had mopped the tears from my face and my husband had gotten all his obnoxious Brad Pitt comments out of the way, I had to take a moment to recommend this movie.
The storyline is unique, but there has been so much media coverage that little remained unexpected. It's simply the story of a life, and because of the simplicity of it, the characters shine all the more.
Brad Pitt is decent in this movie, but I was blown away by Cate Blanchett. I've long been a fan and every time I see a movie with her in it, I am newly surprised how convincingly she plays the part. She completely stole the show for me. I loved Tilda Swinton as well, and have loved her for a long time, but although she gets so few parts I find I enjoy her all the more for the rarity of it.
Don't watch this movie for the story per se; watch it for the amazing performances. A must-see for any fan of Cate!
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