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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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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…
Unique, beautiful, heartbreaking, and expertly told by Fincher, this is an amazing must see film.
Nice try, Eric Roth! I see a whole lot of GUMP in here. And, that's not a good thing. Blanchett sure acquits herself nicely, as usual.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Not entirely sure what Hurricane Katrina had to do with anything, but the opening sequence with the clock was pretty great, as was the bit where Daisy gets knocked down in Paris; apart from that this was nearly three hours of slow people talking slow about time and life and moments and love. Gorgeous to look at (Brad Pitt on a motorbike, swoon) but plain boring to watch I'm afraid. Sorry Finch, this was a dud.
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Three hours of my life I'm never getting back.
i fucking cried in the cinema.. does it have to be this sad
brad pitt though
and holy shit its actually soooo sad
Beautiful to look at, but dull as can be. Watched with the always essential Fincher commentary. He just doesn't have the whimsy to make something like this soar.
"But life being what it is - a series of intersecting lives and incidents, out of anyone's control."
Instant favourite; I feel there is no need to try to scrutinize the technicalities or the tools of cinema on this one because of its distinct quality and truth in it. I would definitely watch this movie many more times in my life.
This is a movie which reaches you beyond the experience of watching a movie, it is a multilayered and intense life journey, giving an insight on life and how transient things actually are.
A movie that reminds me of how much I love movies. Perfect in every level. Fincher got out of the darkness that's usual in all of his movies and created a magical tale.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 196/776 (25%)