Becky and I went to see the new Brad Pitt film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on Christmas night at the AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, CO. The Rotten Tomatoes website at The Curious Case of Benjamin Button describes the movie as follows.
“Director David Fincher and Brad Pitt team up for a third time with this adaptation of a F. Scott Fitzgerald short story. Pitt plays a man who is born 80 years old, but instead of aging, he grows… Director David Fincher and Brad Pitt team up for a third time with this adaptation of a F. Scott Fitzgerald short story. Pitt plays a man who is born 80 years old, but instead of aging, he grows young. Oscar winner Cate Blanchett costars, along with Taraji P. Henson and Tilda Swinton…”
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is the movie where you get to see Brad Pitt as an ugly baby, grow up backwards to become “Joe Handsome” and fall in love with the beautiful Cate Blanchett. The film is definitely unique and different. It looks at people from all walks of life and the part they play in the life of Benjamin and one another, as he grows young, which is an odd concept in itself.
The thing that bothered both of us about this movie is that it takes place in New Orleans and a good portion of it is during the time that hurricane Katrina is about to hit. For some reason they kept focusing on the hurricane and maybe that was because of Brad Pitt trying to have people remember what happened down there since he did a great deal of volunteer work after the storm. We couldn’t really figure out any other reason since it didn’t tie into the story whatsoever, so maybe it did it’s part.
We waited in line on Christmas night for an hour to see this 2 hour and 45 minute film, plus previews, but it was worth the trip. Other than the fact that they both did a great deal of sleeping around throughout their lives, the film was entertaining and thought provoking. We both thought it was a good film for the big screen, even though AMC has now raised their prices to $10 a ticket! I guess they have to pay Brad Pitt’s salary for a film like this somehow.
If you get a chance, we would recommend seeing this movie and you shouldn’t be disappointed. I’m going with Worth The Trip and Becky say’s Don’t Miss It because Brad Pitt is easy on the eyes.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – **** Don’t Miss It
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