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On the day that Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, elderly Daisy Williams (nee Fuller) is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life, the primary unusual aspect of which was his aging backwards, being diagnosed with several aging diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival, but who does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by his biological father, Thomas Button, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth, Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident at that home, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when in age they finally match up. Some of the revelations ... Written by
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In 1945, Benjamin goes to dinner with Daisy, and the man who lights her cigarette uses a slim Zippo, which weren't in production until around the early-mid 50s. See more »
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a film unlike any I've ever seen
and probably ever will. A true epic that left me utterly speechless. It
accomplished so much through such simplicity. Everything was top notch
from the elegant directing to the subtly wonderful performances down to
the magical score. The film demands you to feel not only for the death
we witness, but for the incredible life we discover. It prays on the
obvious morality issues we all deal with but also dangles the idea in
front of us that everyone goes through the same joys and grievances,
just not in the same way. This is a momentous tale that deserves
nothing less than the title of brilliance.
This visually and emotionally rich movie recalls the life of a very
peculiar man born in the early 20th century who ages backwards. His
tale unfolds through a diary read by the daughter of his love, Daisy.
Throughout life he goes through the same things we do, growing up and
eventually growing old. He's a thoughtful observer, discovering life
from all different angles. But it is not his life that makes him
unique. His love is what makes him special. He spends a lifetime trying
to understand how his love for Daisy works and still only gets a few
incredible years really loving her. As their lives tell us, the years
of frustration and hardship are all worth it if only for a few moments
The direction in the film is almost flawless. Hopefully, Benjamin
Button will garner David Fincher the recognition he deserves. He winds
this clock so well and with such grace that the movie has this
undeniable flow that is enjoyable from start to finish. At nearly 3
hours, there is not a minute wasted. Every shot is jaw dropping and
while some will find issue with the time, it is used wisely.
The acting is also a thing of wonder. This is by far Brad Pitt's best
performance. He is so believable and realistic throughout. His nuances
are spot on and despite the heavy use of make-up and CGI used to
portray his character, it is Pitt who makes Benjamin that much more
I left the theater astonished that some one could review this movie
badly. It is an extremely graceful depiction of life, love, and the
things we lose. After so much anticipation I was certainly not
disappointed. This movie is probably not for everyone though. It's not
your average drama that spoon feeds it's audience their emotions. It is
something of awe and astonishment, an absolute gem. What makes our
lives memorable are the moments we never seem to grasp long enough
before letting go. Life in itself is indeed very, very curious and
Benjamin Button is no less of a wonder.
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