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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Life isn't measured in minutes, but in moments.
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
A David Fincher film that's quite unlike any other David Fincher film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button marks the esteemed filmmaker's first foray into a genre that's very different compared to his usuals, is a fascinating portrait of life seen from a different perspective, and even though it may not be as amazing as Fincher's best works, it's certainly his most distinct film to date.
Inspired from F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story of the same name, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button tells the life story of its titular character, who was born with all the characteristics of an old man but starts getting younger in appearance as the years pass by. The film covers his adventures & experiences as…
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a beautiful picture book devoid of any conflict or character development.
Fitzgerald’s story is an odd beast. It is an exploration of mortality and the shortcomings of being human and how we deal with those. It uses an interesting narrative structure to tell its story, giving shape to a very interesting protagonist. These themes are often dealt with in literature and here, as is often the case, so much gets lost in the translation to film.
Fincher’s film certainly holds all his trademark qualities. It is impeccably shot, with great attention to detail and a confident approach to the material. The visual and make up effects are great and everything is doused in…
It's like Forrest Gump except not good.
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button is a remarkable film and an epic piece of storytelling. Unfortunately because David Fincher's films over the last twenty years have been so well received both critically and commercially, this film often gets overlooked. Up against the likes of Se7en, The Social Network, Fight Club, and Zodiac, it may well be lesser Fincher, but it's still a terrific achievement.
F Scott Fitzgerald wrote the short story which this film is based upon. It took many years of legal wrangling before David Fincher managed to gain the rights to this film and he didn't do things by half when it came to making it. A huge budget, a stellar cast, and some of the most…
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Review In A Nutshell:
Darkness surrounds our realities, an element that we find in the souls of others and within ourselves, we see how this darkness shape our surroundings and eventually shape the lives of the generations that come after us. We live in a time where a sense of fear radiates in the inner depths of our hearts and minds; an obsessive thought that sometimes forces us to see the world around us as a dangerous jungle rather than a relaxing paradise. David Fincher, a master filmmaker in the genres of mystery and suspense, creating film after film that captures the…
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's story, follows a man who is born in his eighties and regresses in his life: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. The film tells the story of Benjamin and his unusual journey, people and places he discovers along his path, his loves, the joys of his life, the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
People usually say The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is overlooked because it does not follow Fincherian style and because it's too long. Well, let me intervene, I don't think that The Social Network follows the style that Fincher usually presents to his audince, and it's probably…
Nota = 8,5
Me quedé con ganas de ver otra de Fincher después de El club de la lucha, y visto lo visto tendría que haberme puesto Alien 3. El curioso caso de Benjamin Button es el producto de alguien que ha visto Forrest Gump e intenta repetir la jugada sin ningún acierto. Mientras que Gump va encontrando referencia tras referencia, Button solo se acuerda a veces del proceso histórico. Otras, quiere ser una introspección sobre el peculiar estado del protagonista. Y otras veces simplemente la película no sabe lo que quiere y nos ofrece una historia de amor de lo más insulsa y mascada. Esa indefinición hace que la película dure una eternidad para algo que, quitando el relleno, se contaba en…
A lot of people have problems with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, but I loved how creative it was and the central romance was really intriguing. Fincher's most overlooked movie.
Der Film ist viel zu lang und über weite Strecken fragte ich mich, warum Fincher ihn gemacht hat. Ich habe die Antwort gegoogelt: Statt wie sonst normale Typen in außergewöhnlichen Situationen zu zeigen, wollte er einen außergewöhnlichen Typen in normalen Situationen zeigen.
Aber als junger Vater traf mich die letzte dreiviertel Stunde wie sieben Blitzschläge: Alt zu werden, ist vielleicht nicht das schlechteste Los, das wir ziehen konnten.
This film gets me every time
What a beautiful movie.
paedophilia isnt a joke guys
Director: David Fincher (Fourth Film)
A three-hour film that goes backwards, like two slow-motion pendulum's swinging towards each other and not an ounce of anything interesting because it's just two pendulum's swinging towards each other - it looks fine, and probably sounds nice if you care to listen but there's nothing other than this particular interest carrying the film beyond. Brad Pitt is born old and slowly ages in reverse.
The best parts are obviously when he does things for the first things; similar to maybe real life, the youthful enthusiasm and sexual appetite of a fifteen year old with money -- of course the brothel! Oh and his first drink? Naturally it happens the way it does,…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Watched Benjamin Button again.
This time it seemed like the second half was WAY better than the first, for some reason.
The first chunk of the movie before Jared Harris shows up I think hasn't aged well. It's not the CG, it's just that the rest of the movie is better.
The Tilda Swinton bit is fantastic. SHE is fantastic. I'd much rather she and Cate Blanchett switched roles.
Because every time it happens, I hate the Daisy character in the first half of the movie. She's SUCH a bitch to Benjamin. The New York scene and the Paris scene, she pretty tells him to @#$% off. Tough not to hate her. Even in the present day, I want her…
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The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
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Number I've Seen: 194/776 (25%)