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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…
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.
An excellent film by David Fincher. A detailed and touching story of two people - one aging backwards - meeting each other in the middle. Missed opportunities and life experiences truly grow each of this characters and make them richer for it. For the length of it (under three hours), it's surprisingly simple. It's inherent fantasy element might keep it from gelling with some audiences, but in many ways it is also it's strength. Worth taking a look at again.
I honestly did not expect to like this as much as I did— it's overly sentimental and long. BUT it's just so damn charming and moving, it was hard not to fall in love with all the characters and the story. I really, really loved this film.
Sorry to get all meta on you....
While watching this movie I thought it was above average, but nothing special. However, after a few hours I found myself still thinking about the central question of the movie. Was Benjamin cursed or blessed? There were moments in this movie where you felt pity for him and other moments where you felt how lucky he was. I think the answer was best summed up when the Cate Blanchett's character stated (paraphrasing), "no matter what direction you are going we all end up in the same place, in diapers."
I was going to say that the movie itself had a Forest Gump feel to it and I see a few other reviewers felt the same. Perhaps it was the multiple locations or the difficulties surrounding his love life or the strange circumstances. Regardless, this was a pretty decent movie even though it was close to three hours.
Beautifully shot and full of great performances, but way too long and boring at times. A little pretentious too.
Blu-ray picture 10/10
Another not nearly as good as praised to be. It seems to just be the poor man's Forrest Gump. It's an interesting concept and the way they carry it out works, just doesn't hit that same chord unfortunately.
Like a wiser, darker second-draft of Forrest Gump. A lot less cheesy, too.
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