Matt’s Movies: “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button”
by Matt Marble
Brad Pitt has already established himself as a Hollywood heavyweight, sharing the screen withÂ close friends like George Clooney, Matt Damon, and his current wife Angelina Jolie.
But in â€œThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Brad stands tall on his own.
Stretching his dramatic wings, Pitt plays the title character, who is born with a disease that causes him to age backwards. When he comes into this world at the end of World War I, he is physically around 80 years old. His parents believe that heâ€™s a monster, so they leave him on a strangerâ€™s doorstep, thinking that he wonâ€™t survive. But Benjamin beats all odds and grows up to experience life through the eyes of a man with a lot to live for.
His adopted mother has a saying, â€œyou never know whatâ€™s cominâ€™ to you,” which is very fitting because Benjamin takes on a lot at an early (yet old) age. Through his meetings with people who make a profound impact on his life, itâ€™s easy to say that he is a product of his environment.
This film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, which speaks a lot about the quality of the acting.
In all, itâ€™s a heartwarming story of determination and a great example of living life to the fullestâ€¦live like every day was your last.
Written by Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump,” “Munich”) and Robin Swicord (“The Jane Austin Book Club”), adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Directed by David Fincher (“Fight Club,” “Zodiac”), this movie is rated PG-13.
â€œThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is still playing in theaters in the area; here’s a list of showtimes.
Here are some trailers and clips of the film:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyVPak8dyPE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L6K3fkwr-Y
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