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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
There is just something peculiar about watching a life story in the normal way of aging, and then the backwards way from old to young at the same time. Even more since they share their life together, crossing in the middle.
A quite enjoyable movie with a somewhat completely normal story, set in a totally unique setting, filled with humor, romance, personal insight, lovable characters, mystery, drama and more, keeping me curious from start to finish.
Did I ever tell you I was struck by lightning seven times?
A story ultimately about time and timeliness which, ironically, mainly gets criticised for being too long. Not in my book. A compelling cross-period narrative, a love arc you can actually care for, beautifully shot with colourful side characters. Give me more, I say. More on the site.
'Did you know that I was struck by lightning seven times?"
I might sound repetitive, but Fincher films are so freaking re-watchable! every one of his film gets better every time I re-watched them, is insane!
"Did I ever tell you I was struck by lightning seven times?
Once when I was in the field, just tending to my cows."
'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' is a peculiar story, the concept was and is very interesting. I can see the estructure makes the film like a 'Forest Gump' type of film, but this is so much better, maybe is because I'am bias with everything Brad Pitt does, the man is…
Set in the lead up to the natural disaster Hurricane Katrina, and based within its path, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ is not your average romantic drama - or drama of any sort for that matter. A curious tale of love, destiny and faith, the film picks off a moving and melodramatic narrative spoken to a dying woman in hospital by her middle aged daughter. Reading a journal written by the title character ‘Benjamin’, the film accounts his most extraordinary existence. For Benjamin was born old, growing younger as the days wore on. Within this tale Benjamin interacts with a huge variety of different characters found within his life and travels, something that this special person undertakes through the…
a strange and disgusting tale. so shocking and beautiful.
I am not the biggest fan of Brad Pitt, and the premise of this film put me off for a couple of years, but I bought it at Christmas for my other half and decided to try it amidst the Euro 2012 football on TV. I'm very glad I did now!
I think this is the best film I've seen with Pitt in the lead, and one of director David Fincher's best works. It's a wonderfully long, but beautifully shot film charting the curious circumstances surrounding Benjamin Button, born as an old man and as his body "reverts" younger each day, his mind "grows" from a baby to an old man. It's not as drawn out as you may think…
Watch Zodiac instead.
(i just wanted to put a tag dont make me write a review)
A mesmerizing cinematic masterpiece. This film is a living, breathing, passionate painting, filled with life, sweeping effortlessly through a chaotic yet ordered landscape of muted yellows and blues. It's galaxies beyond anything else I've seen. I feel like I could talk about it forever, but I have no words to even adequately touch the surface of such a work of art. A perfect film.
Led by the ever great Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button delves into the peculiar life of the titular character and how his condition changes those around him. Fincher crafts an ambitious film that questions human nature and the world, and why life itself is a blessing. As much as one can praise Pitt and Blanchett, the technical works shouldn’t go overlooked. Films rarely use tech-work to enhance a story and its characters as Fincher does here. From the visual effects’ correlation with makeup and cinematography to Alexandre Desplat’s fantastic score; every moment is a breathtaking cinematic moment.
Starting with what made this film’s once questionable creation to reality; the visual effects. Had it not…