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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.
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…
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…
I like David Fincher, I really really do, but even the combined forces of Zodiac, The Social Network and Se7en can't entirely make up for this laborious, unbelievably bloated and terrifyingly pretentious piece of self-indulgent twaddle. At 2 hours and 40 minutes it isn't enough to call it overlong as it's bordering on being a threat to your bodily health and if only I had suffered DVT to stop me from enduring this utter non-sense. Long running times usually don't particularly bother me, but when a film as empty and as full of itself as this comes along has the guts to force me to sit through its ghastly preaching with such excruciatingly woeful pacing I start to lose my…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A really interesting concept and solid performances all round can't stop this movie from ultimately being hollow and tedious at best, which is a shame because the make up and special effects are fantastic and deserve better. The Hurricane Katrina metaphor felt very heavy handed and the ending didn't feel very impactful at all, it actually felt quite rushed and pushed aside. I'll probably go and read the Fitzgerald original now though and see if it handles the concept better, so I can say this movie wasn't a complete failure at least, it has encouraged me to read some more important literature...
Uses the template of Forrest Gump, but completely fails to find the humor and irony and scale needed to make it as entertaining. A few interesting moments, and an awful lot of dull moments, and also has a lot in common with the far better Schenectady, New York.
You can never go wrong with David Fincher; although his films are always dark (both plot-wise and color-wise), they seem to also have an intrinsic charm to them. This movie is the same case; Brad Pitt delivers a stellar performance and the sharp contrast between Benjamin's outward appearance and his inward personality is an amazing thing to watch; seeing that balance shift all throughout the years is another feat worth noting. All in all, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a great movie that leaves you wondering what really defines age.
There is an amazing film hidden in this movie. Certainly one of Fincher's most visually striking and inventive films is, unfortunately, repeatedly brought to several screeching halts by detrimentally inconsequential and eye rollingly basic hospital drama to either A)Tell you things the main narrative JUST told you or B) Awkwardly segue when the screenwriter couldn't do it with... I don't know... SCREENWRITING!
If, however, you view all those hospital nonsequiters like commercials--the same type of outdated and downright unamerican commercial breaks robber barons like Hulu Plus refuse to free us of--and just tune out, what you're left with is a moving, well acted, beautifully shot story full of things that will leave you to meditate on. A frustratingly near perfect story and a highlight in the career of a great film maker.
This is like the lovechild of Forrest Gump and The World According to Garp. Enjoyed it but don't think I'll need to watch it again. I am a big fan of David Fincher, but this is the least Finchery of his films in my opinion.
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So much ringing truth in such an odd circumstance. I could not stop the ugly cry all throughout the last half when all the crucial knots sprouted from the characters' efforts to meet in the middle.
I think the director went backwards when he was writing this movie. This movie is about a man who was born in his 80s in 1918 ages backwards. As the years pass, he grows younger, encounters love and joy, death and sadness. this movie felt kind of shallow movie with a good cast.
The titular character of The Curious of Benjamin Button has a disease where he ages backwards. I wish the movie had a similar "disease" and played in reverse so I could have stopped watching this flawed but good film.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button follows the life of Benjamin Button (Pitt) from birth to death. He is born under strange circumstance causing him to age in reverse. At the age of six he looks like an old man and at age sixty he looks like a young twenty year old. He falls in love with Daisy (Blanchett) and the movie tells their stories while dealing with the death of other characters and other important aspects of life.
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