Hmm, where do I begin. I honestly do not know that a blog post or words of any for can do this movie justice. When you talk about something, you have the responsibility of representing it correctly and accurately to an uninformed audience. Well, you are my audience, and it is up to me to convey what this movie is. I do not think anything I write here will accurately describe how powerful and moving this movie was to me. I had no personal investment in it at all, and there is no reason the characters should speak to me, but I connected with them somehow involuntarily on an intimate level.
Before I get to deep/personal, let me cover the semantics for those who don’t know the basics. The movie, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, is based on the book of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald. You have heard of The Great Gatsby, correct? Well, this is the of the same mind, and I have to say that although I have not read the book, I cannot imagine it being any better than the movie, albeit the original source.
The movie stars Cate Blanchett (who I have really tried to avoid in movies until now) alongside Brad Pitt. Brad Pitt is typically your run-of-the-mill actor. You go to the movies to be entertained, but you do not really expect to be wowed or awed. However, in this movie Mr. Pitt is outstanding. Usually when I watch a movie, I think of things along the way that they could have changed to make it better, or things that would have improved the character’s development or the overall storyline, but the entire time, I found myself more than satisfied with how each scene turned out. In fact, never before have I only gotten 10 minutes into a movie, and known without a doubt that I would like this movie. It seemed that right off the bat I found myself totally engrossed in the storyline, yet it had only been a few minutes which means the character and plot development were not only well done, but evident from the beginning.
I could go on and on about this movie, but it is really something that you must see for yourself. Every movie review ever written will be lacking in one thing; experience. It is that “experience” that you must have for yourself. Rent this movie, watch it, and come back and comment on this blog post. Please, I would love to know how other people feel about this movie.