The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button review

Film description

The tale of Benjamin Button, a man who physically ages backwards, growing younger while his peers get older. Based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Release Dates

UK Cinema release
February 6th 2009
UK DVD release
June 8th 2009
UK Blu-ray release
August 13th 2009

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    • valeriewriter

      Feb 20th 2009, 1:29

      I thought it was a wonderful movie. I think Brad Pitt was brave to not only play an old person, but to bring attention to this horrible disease.

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    • oxowardn

      Feb 23rd 2009, 12:07

      Good night, Daisy Good night, Benjamin.

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    • schwingmeister4

      Feb 26th 2009, 21:21

      Yeah I enjoyed this, I think I got the full effect at the very end, when I could look back on it as a whole. If I watched it on DVD I couldn't pause it for example. The special effects were surprisingly subtle too.

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    • tweeldedummy

      Jun 24th 2009, 10:59

      I know Brad Pitt has done some tripe in his acting career, and this is certainly another one to add to the list. This story had so much potential but lacked in every department. The acting was wooden, the length of the film was far too long. I was waiting on the edge of my seat for the story to begin and then was thankful when it ended. Total disappointment.

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    • ClockworkOwen17

      Jun 26th 2009, 20:37

      Okay, so I didnt expect this film to be realistic so when I sat down to watch it, I relaxed and let as much as possible fly over my head but I'm sorry, this film was SO unrealstic. I will accept the fact that it is going to be unrealstic because its about a baby born as a old man and its roughly around this point that it started going wrong. When Benjamin is born, the father abrupty whips this 'baby' out of the house and runs through the packed street, cradling this baby while the baby is doing a rather new born screaming (considering it is a old man and not a baby) for it then to be placed on a step where the child is stepped on by a man with a very calm reaction. Surely, being old and new born would of caused this baby to be very fragile and not one person on that street stopped the father to inquire why he was running with a screaming baby? The bit where Benjamin goes under the bed with the little girl was far too uncomfortable for me. Fincher should of done montages of them bumping into each other, locking eyes not for the pair to be hiding under the bed and for the girl to actually touch his face because at the end of the day, it is a old man and a young girl hiding together. I also cant help but feel that this shouldnt of been a David Fincher picture, I think it felt like it should of been to a more creative director such as Tim Burton. Maybe this is because it is such a different plot line to the average but combined with the lenghty title, I feel that it should of been handed to someone with a bit more imagination. All in all, I was not impressed by the film and found it to be a bore for 2 and a half hours, by all means give it a go but rent before you buy.

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