The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Synopsis: "I was born under unusual circumstances..." Thus begins The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt as a man who is born in his eighties and ages backward, and Cate Blanchett as the woman he is destined to love forever. The Case of Benjamin Button is a monuemental journey - as unusual as it is epic - that follows Benjamin's remarkeable adventure of ramance and redemption form the end of World War I through the 21st Century.
Run Time: 165 Mins.
Director: David Fincher
Dvd Extra's: Interviews with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett,Audio Commentary featuring Academy Award-nominated Director David Fincher, Footage revealing the innovative techniques behind the Academy Award -winning visual effects and makeup, Step-by-Step examination of the motion-capture process aging Brad Pitt, In-depth exploration of David Fincher's creative process on the set, Interview with acclaimed composer Alexandre Desplat about the score, Featurettes on the film's storyboards, costumes, and Academy Award-winning Art Direction, Stills Galleries, including costume designs and candid behind-the-scenes production photos
Optional French- and Spanish-dubbed soundtracks, Plus: An Essay by film critic Kent Jones.
Nudity Factor: None
Of Note: Filmmakers worked closely with Levi's to obtain clothing items from their Levi's Vintage Clothing collection to authenticate various time periods captured throughout the film.
Trailer: Trailer (Quicktime)
The movie stirs up a very powerful emotion in me, pure sadness. Just thinking about the movie makes me sad. I am sure a lot of that is why I don't like this movie so my review is more of a dislike for the sadness that it creates. Brat Pitt plays Benjamin who was born 80 years old and ages in reverse. Sure that might sound like a good thing, getting healthier and stronger as you go, getting the old tired bones over with first. Well for Benjamin this does not go as well as you might think. It is not long into his existence and he falls for his one true love, though she is a little girl and is aging the way every one else does. So when she is a teenager he is still a pretty old man. She is full of life and he tires easy. Just thinking about how these lives going in opposite directions plays out in this movie fills me full of sadness. If you want what I really think about this movie then I hope to live the rest of my life and never be put in a position to have to watch it again. Maybe it is just me as I know a lot of people loved this movie. I just can't get over how sad I felt while watching it and that sadness just didn't go away right away after it was done.