Saturday, May 9, 2009
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Movie Review:
Director: David Fincher
Released: December 25, 2008
Genre: Drama; Fantasy; Mystery; Romance.
Starring: Brad Pitt; Cate Blanchett; Taraji P. Henson
Don't worry guys, this won't turn into a "movie review" blog. It will be a rare occasion that I will love a movie so much that I feel the need to tell you all about it.
I'm sure everyone has heard of this film and what it's about considering it's such a unique story. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is about a man that was born in his late 80's looking like he's on his way to the grave but in the body of a newborn baby. He was taken in by a couple that runs a nursing home so actually, looks-wise, he fits right in. You will see Benjamin Button growing up in an old man's body experiencing everything that a young child experiences. I don't want to give too much away of the story, so that's where I'll stop.
I always thought Brad Pitt as an actor was way overrated. My thoughts on him were that he was a good-looking guy that got his big break as a sexy cowboy, but as far as acting went, he was alright. After watching this film, my mind did a total 180 and now he is in my top 5 favorite actors and actresses of all time. I can't think of anyone who could've done the fantastic job that Brad has done.
Now, I'm going to move on to Cate Blanchett. I remember watching the movie Elizabeth which she starred in and literally falling asleep. It got amazing ratings but I just could not stay awake for even half of the movie. So, when I started to watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, I honestly didn't even care that she was in it. I was wishing someone else took her place because in my mind I was thinking, "Cate Blanchett? As BRAD PITT'S love interest?! What?! You have to be kidding me." When you first look at her, she isn't an absolute stunner. I thought she was kind of plain and boring. But, when I started watching her in Benjamin Button, I was wowed. This woman is beautiful. This woman, this amazing actress, she is such a classic beauty.
I don't think anyone could've acted the way she did in this movie.
This movie will bring out almost every emotion you have in your body. One minute you'll be laughing, the next you'll be crying. Let me just add that this movie is 3 hours long and me, being the impatient person I am, was sad that the movie had to end. Even in The Dark Knight, which was a great movie, but since it was 3 hours long I could not wait for it to be over. So now I ask you to do yourself a favor. If you're at the rental store or even Walmart, you will have to buy or rent The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Just trust me on this guys, it's 110% worth it. Below I'm going to post a video that is right at the end of the film. Don't worry, it doesn't give anything away. I just think it's beautiful.