"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.
- The film is overly long (close to three hours) that i almost fell asleep.
- Tends to be boring at times.
- Good casting. (Although Brad/Benjamin speaks like Gollum) In particular, I liked the portrayal of Taraji Henson (adoptive mom of Benjamin) of someone with compassion and a big heart for people in need.
- Perfect cinematography. Beautiful setting. Great angles taken by the camera.
- Superb make up. They were able to make Brad look old and young (he looked so bagets when he returned to Daisy & Caroline)
- Heartwarming. Love can make you do everything for the one you love.
- Inspiring. You will never know what lies ahead if you won't take risks. Live life to the fullest. It's okay to fail, so long as you were able to try. As what Daisy did when she loved Benjamin despite his strange attributes and the situation that he is in. Also, I have high regard for Benjamin who, despite his condition (and age) came out of his comfort zone and face the world with courage.
I have nothing more to say. I think all I wanted to say is that: it may be a slow moving film but in general it's truly moving (but he's so scary he looks like Gollum)
PS: I am not a Brad Pitt fan.