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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…
this movie fucked me up so bad, when it was finished i stood up and tripped on a cord and fell
Love this film! The whole narrative and cinematography, 10/10!
Pitt and Blanchett's chemistry brings charm to the whole movie!
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button is certainly one of Fincher's lesser works, but it stands as an interesting and well-crafted work despite its narrative flaws. Eric Roth has written some great films (Munich and The Insider), but his overlong screenplay is sadly where this film suffers, sagging under an unearned sense of self-importance, a few contrivances and no shortage of similarities with his work on Forrest Gump. As a result, it's not as taut and finely-tuned as Fincher's other works, but it still has a charm and beauty that makes it a very interesting and distinct part of his largely grim filmography, and a mostly enjoyable one.
Mira, de verdad, ¿cómo puede ser Cate Blanchett tan guapa?
A remarkable misstep from David
I wanted to like this more than I did.
I like the "did you know that I was struck by lightning seven times" guy.
And the little Sliding Doors style story of how Daisy hurt her leg.
There's plenty going for this movie. However, something is lacking. It's a long movie, and it feels as such. The first time I put this on I had to stop it and watch the rest of it later.
I feel like I shouldn't like this - it's a long-winded pudding of a film, that should collapse under the weight of its own rather laboured gimmick of a man living backwards. But somehow it works. It's Fincher's exquisite control servicing a smooth narrative with exceptional visual effects.
It's also impossible not to compare it to Forrest Gump, also written by Eric Roth, also big on visual effects, also trying to weave disparate dramatic threads into an epic storyline. And boats! Both Gump and Button are depicted as extraordinary everymen who impress somehow just by being - I actually feel none the wiser about who Button really was which must be a flaw of sorts. The overpowering themes of decay and death means this probably won't join the pantheon of agreeable American classics that Gump managed - good!
[identity, coming-of-age, romance]
Long, dull, flat characters, no conflict, no tonal or thematic through-lines. No conviction, no intention, just melodrama.
Fincher and Pitt do it again. Despite some minor flaws, it's one of my favorites. The aging effects are totally believable and it's got a great story. Fincher says it perfectly in the supplements that it's not a love story, it's a death story. The Criterion Blu-ray is fantastic, and the make of documentary is longer than the film itself!
i hate to sound like a greasy film student but i worship the grouns david fincher walks on. this film has so many good things going for it. it has cate banchett, tilda swinton, taraji p. henson, all of which are some of hollywood's most talented actresses, especially my homegirl tilda. this is another showcase of just how phenomenal david fincher is. love it.
UPDATED: December 4, 2016
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