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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…
ok i didn't finish this its 3 hours long and the tiny old man frightened me
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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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…
I watched this when I was about twelve, and I couldn't contain my emotions from beginning to end. Someone aging backwards while their spouse ages normally is a recipe for a sad ending. I plan to watch this again since it's been awhile, but I vividly remember loving it the first time.
I watched this with my horrible high school boyfriend on new years eve in a half crowded theatre while he clumsily tried to finger me and I tried to ignore him and reeeaaaally focus on what was going on onscreen. I know I sat through 3 hours of meditations on aging, love, and regret but I am pretty hard pressed to tell you what on earth actually happened. Horrible high school boyfriend and I broke up two weeks later at a church bingo night.
Visually, it's pretty amazing. Beautiful. It's emotional when it needs to be, and Ben's life follows a predictable but interesting arc. Sort of a mix of big directorial skill, some uniqueness, but also a lot of tradition. The growing-backwards device is different, but the flow feels very familiar. It's engaging, pretty and different enough, but it doesn't leave you with much.
It would take me a while to explain why I feel this film was a failure at the purpose it sought to achieve. All I'll say for now is that well it was well directed artistically (due to Fincher's expert use of color and cinematography), the story, characters, and motives are flat and meaningless, and it is essentially a poor imitation of better movies, Forrest Gump being main among those.
La tercera parte de "Forrest Gump" y "Big Fish" (lo cual me parece bastante bien).
Astounding make-up & visual effects, poignant tone and layered performances.
Expertly crafted. A wonder to watch.
Mindnumbingly vapid. Offensively worthless. It is an assholian thing to say, but I honestly believe that it's a stupid film for stupid people. Horrifyingly shitty. The worst parts of Hollywood filmmaking in one single package.
I did this a couple of years back before Gone Girl came out, but I thought since there's a lot…
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