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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…
Funny how such an interesting life is journaled by such an uninteresting fellow. That is basically the story of this otherwise amazing tour of reverse-aging. Besides the sublime special effects, the story is more of a travel diary full of the snippets about curious characters, as witnessed by a rather dull Brad Pitt. The movie is still worth watching, as it forces you to ponder for a couple hours about the inscrutable purpose of life.
Before starting rewatching Fincher's filmography, this and Fight Club were the ones I was most excited to see again and analyze with my newly-formed eye for cinema (I had watched both of them back when I didn't know, nor care too much about film). Now, this is a very controversial outing in Fincher's body of work, and I can understand why some people might find it odd, uncharacteristic, boring or just plain bad. Fortunately, I had a great time watching it. Indeed, it is different from anything Fincher has ever made, and I don't think that's a bad thing. In fact, I have to give him props for going out of his comfort zone - all great directors do this…
Brad Pitt makes his mark as an actor here as Benjamin Button, a man with a strange disorder - physically aging backwards. Along his emotional journey of life he encounters friends, family, loved ones, adventures, and most of all, chances.In short, it is a beautiful, tragic, and terrific movie.
I'm a big fan of David Fincher & Brad Pitt so I like the film.But something while watching its was bored but its a totally different movie as i ever watch.
Benjamin Button is a troublesome movie to begin reviewing. How do you sum up a movie so wonderfully epic yet tragically flawed; a movie with such unbridled passion and untapped potential? I was about as excited as anyone for the new David Fincher epic to hit theatres and share with us the tale of a man born old who ages backwards, and when the 2 hour and 40 minute length began to be advertised, I was even more there. What I ended up seeing in the theatre however left me confused. The movie opens with Cate Blanchett, on her death bed, fighting through a slow death with her daughter at her side and a hurricane raging outside the hospital windows…
I put off watching this for 6+ years for little other reason than it simply didn't seem all that interesting.
For being my favorite director, the number of times I've doubted Fincher and come out feeling stupid for doing so is hitting an absurd number at this point.
Aunque esta bien hecho, ¿porque tiene que ser taaaaan largo y tener ese tonito baboso?.
No, no me ha gustado, me ha aburrido y no la he acabado de ver. (tengo mejores cosas que hacer con casi tres horas de mi vida).
I feel like at least half an hour could have been taken out and had the same effect.. still incredible.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This film answers the question I believe we have all thought about at least once, what would it be like to age backwards?
If you can have slight suspension of disbelief this film can be incredibly intriguing and enjoyable to watch, and see the envents of the film unfold.
The films main focus is on a love story between Benjamin and Daisy, which as one would expect is not like a usual love story as one ages forwards and the other backwards. This leads to many emotional scenes near the end of the film as we see the noticable age gap between them increase to the extreme.
Of course this film was directed by David Fincher and he does an…
Really awful screenwriting adapted into visually hypnotic marvel.
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