Curious Case of Benjamin Button
A surprise review! It's a surprise because I didn't expect to go to the movies, and I didn't pick the movie! (not a huge Brad Pitt fan, though I have liked some of his movies, he's just not someone I run to the movies to see)
David has this week off of work and wanted to go to the movies so I actually got out again! Incredible, I'm still hoping to go see Inkheart when it's released this month! And the Bucket List was a purchased dvd I watched at home.
So.. here I am... and the movie is:
"I was born under unusual circumstances." And so begins 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,' adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918 to the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, Benjamin Button is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
Like I said, I am not a huge Brad Pitt fan. I don't dislike him either, just not a big fan. I had to say that again just so you know I mean it when I say... this is a movie I expect to take away some Oscars!
Yes, folks.. it's good. It's very good. All of the actors and actresses were execellent, and the story is mostly told by Benjamin Button. The movie is 2 hr and 45 min long..but it didn't really seem long at all!
Everything about this movie is done exceptionally well. (and it was great seeing Julia Ormond again! I haven't seen her in anything in a really long time!)
The special effect of him ageing backward is nothing short of phenomenal.
Admittedly, I have not seen the other movies up for the Oscars but I know they are a contender and I will be surprised if they don't get any Oscars at all.
This is surely a Five out of five popcorn movie!