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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…
That one was special.
I really like David Fincher and I don't know why, but I didn't feel like this was a movie directed by him. That's not a bad thing though, the movie was good. It was strange though. Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett were both excellent in their roles.
Still, this isn't a movie an action movie. I found that some scenes were long, but those were a minority, which is good since the movie runs almost 3 hours.
I'm still not sure how I feel about this movie. I know I liked it, but I don't know how much. I feel like this is the kind of movie you need to watch more than one time to really get your opinion on it. After my first watch, however, I can say that I liked it.
The spotlight is the makeup, and it's f***ing perfect, so I'll not comment about that.
I've checked that I wasn't the only one who remembered Forrest Gump while I was watching this one, although I enjoyed more The Curious Case. It's well mounted and elapses with an almost touchable serenity; but, as I think, the dialogue's tone is monotonous not a few times, but poetic in a certain way. That was weird.
But, overall and the most important, it's so possible that the youthful tone of this story hides something deeper: A language easy to understand independently of the age of anyone who watches this movie. It can be exciting to check if this movie is timeless for my future selfs.
The first David Fincher movie that made me not care about the character within after 30mins. Just couldn't place my finger on why I wasn't as transfixed to the screen like most of his work.
It has a huge solid cast and the concept works well but this is the first film of his I felt disapointed right up to the end.
As a fan of David Fincher's entire filmography, I've FINALLY watched this and have no idea why the hell he made it. It isn't bad, but it doesn't really have a plot and it doesn't really fit in with the rest of his work. Still, it's well-made and the cast brings their a-game. I'm just not sure to what end.
A very different film for David Fincher but a great one none-the-less. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is quite touching. It's well cast, well acted, and well told. While the run time is long, it needs all the time it has. Not a single part seems like it could be taken out.
My #2 favorite movie of all time. A true masterpiece.
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