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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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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…
'Benjamin Button' tells the story of a man who ages backwards and there isn't much more to it. Though there are more than enough interesting side-characters, I couldn't get into Benjamin's story for one bit. I do like the concept of the movie, but after a minute or ten you get over that fact and it becomes just a biopic about an average man in the first half of the 20th century at first and the second half is a sappy love story. This and the nearly three hour runtime makes 'Benjamin Button' a chore to finish.
David Fincher, however, did a fine job, as always. It isn't his direction that makes this movie dissapointing, but rather the writing. The performances were great and there were some beautiful shots, so aside from the writing, 'Benjamin Button' is a perfectly adequate film.
If only it wasn't so dull.
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Definitely one of the better movies I saw in 2008.
I think actually, this might be my favorite of his (except for maybe Gone Girl but it might be too soon to judge on that one).
Sorry, but you can't argue with ovaries!
No, really. It's not just because this was Fincher for chicks or something. I just got more out of this than his other movies.
Beautifully directed and powerfully acted, this is an absolute masterpiece of a film.
Many a bland moment in this one, but also quite beautiful. Left me in tears.
Hermosísima. No recuerdo una película con escenas tan enternecedoras en los últimos años, como cuando Benjamin ve a los niños jugar fuera de su casa y se da cuenta de que él nunca gozará de esa felicidad, cuando vive lo que según él es "el mejor día de su vida", cuando se queda despierto escuchando los sonidos de la casa... y así muchas más.
Lo mejor que ha hecho Fincher en su vida junto con 'Seven', 'Zodiac' y 'La red social'.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a film with the scope and reach of an epic, but its power comes from the smallest gestures and the simplest moments. It's impeccably detailed, elegant, ambitious, contemplative, visually sumptuous, haunting and so achingly human. Yes, it's long at almost three hours, but I never found it dull. Instead, I mostly felt a sense of wonder. That may seem odd in a film about fate, time and mortality, but that's how it worked for me.
I'd say 2h 30min is a bit too much. Not bad definitely
I literally cried all my tears at the end, it was so weird seeing him in her arms as a baby but this is what made the film authentic.
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I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 190/768 (25%)…