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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…
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Review In A Nutshell:
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 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…
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.
This was an interesting one. I didn't go in with the highest of expectations (both from knowing how it's regarded but also having fallen asleep when I went to see it in theaters after it had first come out) and to a certain extent I feel like that helped me watching it now. There are certainly good things in here, Fincher's direction, Pitt and Blanchett's performances, and the make up and effects are all worthy of praise; but having said that this is by no means a great film. The pacing is all over the place, with some sections being rather enjoyable pieces of romance while other sections are just bloated, and rather lifeless, slices of melodrama. This is also…
Nice plot, nicely acted too. It just felt very bland and so all the way through that I found it difficult to stay engaged.
2. gledanje. 1. mi nije bilo toliko dobro, ne znam. Kate mi je jako divna. Brad isto.
Moram priznati da mi nije probudio neke veće emocije na što je Fincher vjerojatno ciljao, ali svejedno sam uživao. Nedostaje mu ono nešto malo da bude kultan kao npr. Forrest Gump ili ono nešto naturalistično da bude kao Boyhood, ali ima ono nešto bajkovito i čarobno što izmami osmijeh. Lijepo.
The longest film I have ever seen. So long and dull that I had to stop, turn on Youtube to find the ending. Another film I ask where the Producer was??
David Fincher is my wet dream
Its a odd concept a man born old who grows younger the older he gets. Great film though
It's like Forrest Gump, but in reverse order, and less good.
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