The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Summary Starring Brad Pitt 2008Movies, Video & TV
The film, “The Curiious Case of Benjamin Button” was produced in 2008 and nominated for Oscar Awards for its cinematic undertaking of an F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation script. Here is a film review for this lengthy film starring Brad Pitt, “The Curious case of Benjamin Button”.
The narration begins after a few minutes of uttering of an old lady dying in a hospital. A journal is handed to her daughter who begins to read the story which then gets handed over to the narration of Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button. This is a dry start to a film nearly three hours in length.
The first image of a very old man as a baby brings the first hook of interest into the film and puts on display some of the finest combination of digital effects and make up that has been presented in the last decade. Brad Pitt’s performance is excellent and the visual effects are outstanding.
The story of this very aged child identifying with the twilight of several older residents of a retirement home is presented in the early twentieth century. The color patterns are dark auburn and old fashioned earth palettes. Benjamin grows up among African American workers at this retirement home who give him a loving chance after his parents gave him up at birth and even his doctor suggested he may not be fit to live.
Benjamin grows up attending church and feeling at home among the elderly. As he grew up and appeared to grow younger more and more friends among the elderly pass away. He makes acquaintances as he grows up and the story weaves a long life explanation of a spectacular fictitious life.
At about age thirteen or so Benjamin meets a young girl he is attracted to which creates a predicament given his old age appearance. The young gril identifies that Benjamin is much younger than his appearance calling him odd and different than anyone she has ever met. Their meeting is broken up by misunderstanding and the audience begins to imagine the difficulties associated with Benjamin’s unique disorder of growing younger as he ages.
The elements of video and editing are wonderfully done. The audio mix is surprisingly poor for a high budget film bringing far too many conversations barely heard or missed for being too quiet. Still the cinematic experience is indicative of film technology advances in 2008. Without ruining the story I provided this review to stimulate your interest based on the key aspects of the film.