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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…
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…
[Recommendation: If you enjoyed Predestination (2014) - I think they would make an interesting double feature]
In deviation from his typical, psychological crime-centric thriller, Fincher explores a modern fairy tale through the lens of his characteristic omnipotent camera. Visually exquisite and meticulously composed, [...] Benjamin Button follows the idiosyncrasies of a man aging in reverse. Opening with a somewhat ham-fisted microcosm of the film's thematic overtones, Daisy recalls a clock maker building his magnum opus: a train station clock that ticks in reverse.
I've always equated Fincher to the directorial version of author Chuck Palahniuk, criticized for writing evocative passages but disjointed plot progressions and endings. Similarly, Fincher expertly composes images or even whole scenes, but often fails to attend…
Tell me this movie isn't trying to be Forrest Gump (1994). Tell me.
Pleasant little 7/10 movie. But lower your expectations if you're going into it as a FIncher fan.
David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a winsome, epic fairy tale, a bittersweet romance, a fantastical voyage of discovery, and a sad tale of a rather extraordinary life. It’s also pure, unabashed Oscar-bait.
At the end of World War I, Benjamin Button was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. His birth killed his mother and shocked his father (Jason Flemyng) because he was born looking like an old man in a newborn’s body. Benjamin’s father, unable to drown him as he’d planned, took him to an old-folks home run by a sweet, sassy young African-American woman named Queenie (Taraji P. Henson). Unable to have children of her own, she chooses to raise Benjamin “for a short while.” To…
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is a unique film. At certain points it drags. The performances are great. At one point in the film, there is a scene between Pitt and Blanchett in a dance studio that made me tear up majorly. This film is strangely beautiful, it really made me think about time and opportunities.
There were some really weird directorial and story choices in this remake of The Jerk.
Tempo, tempo, mano velho...
How such a short novel can be spun out to nearly 3 hours is astonishing. However, the film is much better than the novel and includes some really interesting (de)aging of most of the cast. It takes a while to really get going and cuts back to the present too often, but other than that is a decent watch.
A classic Going-of-Age story.
All the way from 'The Land Before Time' to 'The Social Network'.
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