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"a wonderful, heart-felt tale"
5 stars"

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was one of those movies that you couldn't help but feel drawn to on a deep emotional level.

The entire cast of the film was well chosen, in particular Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, who played their roles at different ages without leaving any question or doubt in your mind that they were indeed the ages they were playing.

I felt that the story taking place while Hurricane Katrina grew in the background was a great choice for this movie. It really pushed home just how heart-breaking and final the final chapters in this movie were.

I would recommend this to everyone. It was a wonderful movie, one I would watch again and again.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Before seeing this movie I was told ‘it's just like Forrest Gump’. After watching it I thought to myself I need new friends, as this is nothing like Forrest Gump, for starters, Forrest Gump is a good movie!

0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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"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, into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be.

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"The technical dazzle of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a truly astonishing thing to behold: this story of a man who ages backwards requires Brad Pitt to begin life as a tiny elderly man, then blossom into middle age, and finally, wisely, become young. How director David Fincher--with makeup artists, special-effects wizards, and body doubles--achieves this is one of the main sources of fascination in the early reels of the movie. The premise is loosely borrowed from an F. Scott Fitzgerald story (and bears an even stronger resemblance to Andrew Sean Greer's novel The Confessions of Max Tivoli), with young/old Benjamin growing up in New Orleans, meeting the girl of his dreams (Cate Blanchett), and sharing a few blissful years with her until their different aging agendas send them in opposite directions. The love story takes over the second half of the picture, as Eric Roth's script begins to resemble his work on Forrest Gump. This is too bad, because Benjamin's early life is a wonderfully picaresque journey, especially a set of midnight liaisons with a Russian lady (Tilda Swinton) in an atmospheric hotel. Fincher observes all this with an entomologist's eye, cool and exacting, which keeps the material from getting all gooey. Still, the Hurricane Katrina framing story feels put-on, and the movie lets Benjamin slide offscreen during its later stages--curious indeed."-Robert Horton
Release date Australia
June 3rd, 2009
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Special Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 2.35 : 1
Director
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
176
Studio
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Genres
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x190x14
UPC
9325336048177
Product ID
2755734

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