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The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button – Why are you reading this? Go and see it!

Submitted by on January 7, 2009 – 4:38 pm2 Comments

benjaminbutton 150x150 The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button   Why are you reading this? Go and see it!The Curious Case of Benjamin Button tells the story “through a diary” of a man who ages backwards. Now this is a difficult tale to tell considering it is a (initially) between an old man and a . There are great risks to overcome including the fear of witnessing a at work. However, this is handled very well with very little creepiness.

It is tempting to write in great lengths why I enjoyed this film but it is unnecessary. You are only reading this for an opinion and that is what you’ll get. Nothing more or less.

Synopsis:

“I was born under .” 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 and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in from the end of World War I in 1918 to the 21st century, following his that is as unusual as any man’s life can be.

Critique:

Benjamin Button’s tale is a little long at two hours and but only for quarter of an hour before it gets back on track. Perhaps a little tighter editing would have been useful along with a less drawn out ending.

Conclusion:

What? You were expecting more? The critique section is just that! I don’t intend to waste my time and yours criticising something that doesn’t warrant it. This is a film that wants to make you cry…. It wants to make you cry so badly that it’ll try every three seconds to do so. The fact that I cried (and I’m not a crier!) almost all of the way through the second and third act, proves that it has done its job.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It will appeal to young and old alike (as does ). It is a beautiful tale that deserves your attention. When it comes to a cinema near you, I suggest you take your and go and watch it. Better than that: go and watch it on Valentine’s Day. You’ll love it!

Rating: 5 out of 5

2 Comments »

  • coffee says:

    it was a little weird to see an old version of Brad Pitt’s face pasted onto a kid’s body, but i guess that’s why they call it a “curious case”

  • Ranting Man says:

    Indeed. The film is far from faultless (especially when you consider the epic length) but you tend to forgive the indiscretions