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David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's story, re-teams the director with Brad Pitt, who takes on the title role. What makes Button such a curious case is that when he is born in New Orleans just after World War I, he is already in his eighties, and proceeds to live his life aging in reverse. This sweeping film follows the character's unusual life into the 21st century as he experiences joy and sadness, loves lost and found, and the meaning of timelessness. Cate Blanchett co-stars along with Tilda Swinton, Elias Koteas, and Julia Ormond.~Perry Seibert
I really enjoyed this movie. It was a blind buy purchase. Seems as if half the people love it and the other half thinks it's like watching "Forest Gump" backwards. I don't get that at all. It's a long movie...real long. The "making of" video is actually longer than the movie, but I found that to be very interesting...plus Cate Blanchett is in the move...can't go wrong.
This movie looked good on regular DVD, but it looked so much better on a Blu-ray copy. I am glad it went on sale and got it as soon as I saw it on the shelf. It is a well acted movie and beautifully filmed. The character of Benjamin Button is born "old" and he ages in reverse. The movie is based on a short story. It was nominated for many awards and won a few Oscars (it did not win for the best movie). There are a lot of flashbacks, and it is a bit long. You have to be very patient, but it does pay off. As in any version of a movie that is released by the Criterion Collection, it is absolutely gorgeous and this is a very reasonable priced for one.
Price for this film was extraordinary. I owned the original DVD for a long while. Heard pic quality was significantly better on the released BD, so I purchased it w/out hesitation when I saw price. Glad I did, cause pic/sound quality was dramatically better, thus, viewing experience was better
Romantic fantasy drama film directed by David Fincher is about Eric Roth and Robin Swicord, loosely based on the 1922 short story of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald, stars Brad Pitt as a man who ages in reverse and Cate Blanchett as the love interest throughout his life.