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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.
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…
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…
I like David Fincher, I really really do, but even the combined forces of Zodiac, The Social Network and Se7en can't entirely make up for this laborious, unbelievably bloated and terrifyingly pretentious piece of self-indulgent twaddle. At 2 hours and 40 minutes it isn't enough to call it overlong as it's bordering on being a threat to your bodily health and if only I had suffered DVT to stop me from enduring this utter non-sense. Long running times usually don't particularly bother me, but when a film as empty and as full of itself as this comes along has the guts to force me to sit through its ghastly preaching with such excruciatingly woeful pacing I start to lose my…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Sus problemas de ritmo y sus tramos flojos se me olvidan al observar la maravillosa dirección de Fincher, la prodigiosa actuación de Brad Pitt y ese tramo final tan bonito como trágico. Una película con momentos para el recuerdo, como esas secuencias sobre un taxi y las casualidades. Enorme.
This movie deals with all the greatness and all of the bullshit that comes along with life more than any other movie I've ever seen. It's one of the most real films, yet it is about something completely crazy and fictional. For me, this is truly one of a kind.
i held off on watching this for a long time because i heard it wasn't that good. that will teach me not to doubt fincher because this film was wonderful
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I wasn't sure how I felt about this one until the second act. David Fincher is by far my favorite director, so I was looking to love Benjamin Button. That, coupled with my deep and true love of Cate Blanchett and everything she does, made this film hard to dislike.
The story itself is quite heartbreaking, and is supported by a great performance from Blanchett, and a perfectly adequate one from Pitt. The way that the story is told really makes us look at our own lives and do some serious fucking contemplating.
David Fincher's first non-mystery or thriller film (well, Fight Club is probably neither but let's include it there), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a human, beautiful, and thoughtful meditation on life and the passage of time. With a masterfully told story spanning over eighty years, this fantasy tale about a unique man who ages backwards is pure cinematic delight.
Fincher crafted one of his most breathtaking technical accomplishments here in a film that makes heavy use of visual effects without you even noticing they're there, and it also displays a dazzling cinematography and an amazing score by Alexandre Desplat. Acting-wise, Brad Pitt delivers arguably the performance of his career and Cate Blanchett was also fantastic.
Fincher is possibly my favorite contemporary filmmaker and this might as well be my most beloved film of his. Seeing this movie is a life experience.
I'm a huge sap. I cry every time I see this movie. I love every minute of it.
The best way I can think of describing this is with a strong "meh"
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