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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…
It's like Forrest Gump except not good.
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…
ok i didn't finish this its 3 hours long and the tiny old man frightened me
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…
Production (effects, stunt/choreo, set/costume): 3/4
Cinematography (staging, camerawork, colour): 3/4
Acting (technique, chemistry, believability): 3/4
Sound (score, soundtrack, design, mixing): 4/4
Writing (plot/story, screenplay, themes): 3/4
Direction (editing, form, style, finish): 3/4
The seventh film in "Direct's" David Fincher marathon: baldmove.com/category/direct/
This is was the only Fincher film I hadn't seen and I had been avoiding it for years for no good reason, but now because of this marathon I've finally seen it.
On the whole I thought it was just OK. It was technically really well done. Fincher does such a great job with digital filmmaking and a lot of the aging work is thoroughly impressive, even if it doesn't all hold up in 2016. I also like that the film kind of feels like different Hollywood eras at times. Of course you've got the silent era, but there were also a lot old Hollywood sound stage back lot looks and…
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This film was love at first watch. The idea of getting younger as long as times goes by is amazing. And the fact that you will probably watch all your loved ones die is heartbreaking. The performances are excellent from the entire cast.
david. dave. davey. dan. darwin. darby. dewb. this was long
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is not a substantial story, it's just a curious idea stretched to 166 minutes. Though the acting, directing and special effects are impressive and the story is kind of sweet, what did cloyingly reminding me that time is essentially unstoppable and seeing someone living in reverse teach me other than it's best to live naturally ? Nothing much.
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This was the only movie of David Fincher that I hadn't watched until now and now that I've watched it I feel like this is his weakest movie to date. This movie is so unlike Fincher. I mean, as always it's well shot and looks amazing, but the movie has a heavy focus on romance between the leads which I feel never really works in this particular case and I never thought that I'd watch such a sappy and preachy movie from Fincher.
The movie is directionless and there is no real conflict in any of the scenes. Pitt's character never faces any obstacles in his life despite the fact that he was born with such a horrific and debilitating…
"I'm a tugboat maaaaaaaaaan"
I feel like this movie had the potential to be my favourite Fincher film. Typically I enjoy his movies but I rarely feel like I get much out of them visually. However I really felt like there were some strong visuals on display here, things that I typically look for in a film were much more present here than others he's made, which I really appreciated. Unfortunately, a good chunk of this movie really wasn't all that interesting, and though I ended up liking it overall, I feel like this movie really didn't need to be almost 3 hours long. I suppose they left in a lot of the movie just to show the ageing process,…
YES HELLO MY NAME IS TEARS AND SADNESS THANKS A BUNCH DAVID FINCHER
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