Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: A Movie Review

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is such a heart warming flick. It entails with a man born with a mysterious case that is, growing in an opposite way. But despite the peculiarity of his life, he still lived in a normal life, thrived with the normal ones, experienced the same way of life and learned to love. His life was indeed remarkable even if it’s way fictitious.

This movie was originally written by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s and it’s a short story. Also, the plot was incredibly fascinating even if the flick was almost three hours. For those who haven’t watched this movie, then don’t hesitate to watch this. It’s not too late to watch this. I expected nothing short of radiance with a film coming from director David Fincher, director of the masterful "Zodiac" and screenwriter Eric Roth, writer of the classic "Forrest Gump". The acting was astounding in the movie. Brad Pitt and the spectacular Cate Blanchett share a fire that reverberates so smoothly out to the audience. Another notable achievement in the film was the visual effects; none of it was overdone and it was quite convincing. The music in the film was great as well. The haunting and mythical music is composed by Alexandre Desplat. One thing that did surprise me in the film was the amount of comedy present, but I guess comedy is needed for a tale with such sorrow. I really do think that this film is a classic. Even with a story as fictional as Benjamin Button's, the message rings true.

We grow old physically, but our daily experiences in life will forever remain in our hearts. This movie will always reminds me that everyday, life is an adventure and it isn’t measured in minutes, but in moments. Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.


Some people were born to sit by a river. Some get struck by lightning. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people dance.

No comments:

Post a Comment