The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher – 2008) B

It’s a film that wanted to to be bigger than it is. It spans a whole lifetime, has some profound dialogue and a guy who ages backwards. All well and good and both Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett look amazing as they age in opposite directions. I did like it. However as spectacular as it looks it’s a bit forgettable. I saw this a while back and completely forgot to write about it. While watching it I kept thinking of Pete Hamill’s fantastic book “Forever“, not sure why. The two don’t have anything really in common. I love that book and always thought it might  make a good movie, but then again, maybe not. Some books work only as books and imagination. Something tells me Benjamin Button is one of those.

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