Rewatched Oct 07, 2012
Charlie Derry’s review:
'Curious' being the operative word here, as I'm sure most of us watched this film out of curiosity of Button's 'condition'. I did, and that's the main reason I enjoy the film - the intriguing and unique story line, loosely based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story of the same name. There's a lot wrong with this film, and it's nowhere near Fincher's best, but most of its flaws can be easily forgiven. Whilst the film drags a little in the middle, the end of the film is so compelling that it's easy to forget how long it took to get there. Pitt and Blanchett are both excellent; their characters are very likeable and therefore its easy to have an emotional response to the film, and I certainly cried like a baby at the end. Everything about this film is just very touching and as a whole it is visually gorgeous. For that reason, I cannot dislike it, even if I probably should.