Thursday, January 15, 2009

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON




I saw this fantasy/drama/romance last night. One word -- incredible. You have to see this film. Not just for the story. Not just for the actors. Not just for the special effects. All are amazing. See it for the message of enduring love. The movie stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.

This movie was based on a 1921 short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I do not usually cry at movies, but the end really moved me to tears. Essentially, the story is about a man who is born an old man and follows him to his death as an infant. It is about the journey of life and the timeless power of love. It is about understanding and tolerance.

The special effects and computer generated images are so amazing. How did they do this?? I read that computerized whatever was used -- how I do not know.

Brad Pitt is, of course, beautiful. The older he gets, the more accomplished he is as an actor. Well, okay, I am happy just looking at him.

I strongly recommend this film.

9 comments:

Willow said...

Sounds like a good one. I'll put it on the netflix queue.

Karen said...

I agree, this was a wonderful movie. It is almost 3 hours long, but I didn't even notice. I enjoyed every minute of it.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Violet!
I'm so glad to know how great this movie is! I thought it sounded good but now I really want to see it!! I think I can stand to see Brad for a whole movie LOL!

Big hugs, Sherry

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Glad I stumbled upon your blog, Violet! I have been wondering whether or not to see this movie, and now I can't wait. Thanks for the critique. Also loved your beautiful letter to your sister for her birthday. I have four sisters, and have also had close times and not so close. The wonderful memories are for us to cherish and to be reminded of our special relationship!

Literary Feline said...

I've been on the fence about this one, but you've convinced me that I need to see it. Great review!

Linda said...

This sounds like a must see for sure. Glad you enjoyed it...hugs, Linda

Mary said...

Violetlady,

I have been wondering about this movie and it sounds like one I'd enjoy. Thanks for the review.

Hope all is well with you.
Blessings,
Mary

coffee said...

it was a little weird to see an old version of Brad Pitt's face pasted onto a kid's body, but i guess that's why they call it a "curious case"

Becky (aka Morning Glory) said...

We saw this movie over the weekend, too. You're right -- it was amazing! And you're right again -- Brad Pitt is pretty nice eye candy!