Matt’s Movies: “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button”

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by Matt Marble

Brad Pitt has already established himself as a Hollywood heavyweight, sharing the screen with close friends like George Clooney, Matt Damon, and his current wife Angelina Jolie.

But in “The 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 he’s a monster, so they leave him on a stranger’s doorstep, thinking that he won’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, “you never know what’s comin’ 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, it’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, it’s a heartwarming story of determination and a great example of living life to the fullest…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.

“The 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:

[EDITOR’S NOTE: “Matt’s Movies” is a regular movie-review column written by Matt Marble, a 17-year old student at Highline School District’s Big Picture High School.

If you have a movie you’d like for him to review, please email him.

Look for more of his movie reviews and other articles soon on The B-Town Blog!]

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4 Responses to “Matt’s Movies: “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button””
  1. Alex says:

    The movie had such amazing cinematography.

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  2. coffee says:

    it was a little weird to see an old version of Brad Pitt's face pasted onto a kid's body, but i guess that's why they call it a "curious case"

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  4. Aram says:

    i just came home from the cinema, i was watching this movie and guys this is a movie which you can learn something from! Like "nothing is for ever" and " appreciate what ever you have".

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