The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Title: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Year: 2008
Director: David Fincher
Writer: Eric Roth, story by Roth and Robin Swicord, based on the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Tilda Swinton
Music: Alexandre Desplat
Distinctions: Oscars for Best Art Direction, Best Makeup and Best Visual Effects; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor (Pitt), Best Supporting Actress (Henson), Best Cinematography, Best Score, Best Costume Design, Best Editing and Best Sound; currently #155 on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: the life of a man who ages backwards
Length: 166 minutes
How I saw it: in the theater, yesterday
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).
Objective Rating: 8/10 (points off for story and dialog) c. 3.2/4 (Very good).

Nice movie. The basic plot is an unsympathetic and tedious love story. But the high quality of the performances and look of the film, along with the gimmick, is more than enough to save it.

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