The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button [2008]

“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.”

“Benjamin Button” is one of those rare movies that take you on an unforgettable journey through a man’s life. But what makes this film really special is the fact that this man was born an old man and while everyone was growing older, he simply grew younger. The story is told in flashback as the love of his life lies on her death bed on the day Hurricane Katrina was heading to town. Bradd Pitt plays the title role and while I’m not a great fan of him, I still admired his amazing performance here. Cate Blanchett is equally good as the woman who falls in love with him, but deep inside, she knows that “good moments never last”. Exceptional, vivid storytelling at best in a long, but wonderful movie. Excellent score by Alexandre Desplat; Oscar winner for best visual effects, makeup and production design.

Fun fact: “Early development of the film began in 1994.” Rating: 3.5/4

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