An intriguing film - a fantasy incredibly compelling and well done. One of the best films of the year!
An extraordinary fantasy, with extraordinary acting. Well worth watching.
Supremely good. Intriguing story line. Perfect casting - Blanchett and Pitt are beyond fantastic!! I want to see it again!
creative storyline, amazing movie
We found it a bit strange.
didn't get as far as the movie proper. First there was a movie length talk over by the director, then warnings about copying in EVERY language in the world!!! You can't fast forward through those. I gave up.
Surpassed expectations. Cate Blanchett is excellent, and the story maintains momentum.
This is a wonderful story but a bit daunting as we assess our own morality
A beautiful, interesting movie.
Good acting but long drawn out movie.
Great movie thoroughly, enjoyed it.
How the goodness of some people can form a life even though it is going in reverse. How Benjamines lover becomes his mother who sees him die as a baby. Great story and acting - different from the rest.
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. A damn fine watch
Very strange movie indeed. Why would you wasre money making something like that?
Couldn't get past the first 20 minutes. The prosthetics and CGI made Brad Pitt look like some sort of strange robotic alien to me! Pity, cause the storyline was quite interesting.
at first the length of the movie put me off but once i found the time i really enjoyed it it was diffenent and that was great its hard to find something new now days. i baled my eyes out most of the second half lucky i watched it alone. AWSOME BEST MOVIE I HAVE SEEN IN YEARS!!
this movie was great! very enjoyable to watch, the actors were great, and the storyline was completely different to anything ive ever seen. highly recommend
What an thought provoking movie. Lets you question the menaing of life and what is worthwhile. An extraordinary movie.
Good stuff. Worth viewing
A great story about a rather ordinary yet also extraordinary life. Benjamin was born in the same year as my grandfather so I was able to think of how he had managed the years and the events of his own life as I watched Benjamin "do it backwards". Cate and Brad both did an excellent job. It is quite a long film, but I enjoyed it all the way through.
An ambitious movie. Some of it really good, especially when (eventually) it develops into a love story played by Brad Pitt at Cate Blanchett at their most recognisable. But it takes a long while to get there and this is where the movie is really poor and fails to hold any interest. It takes an effort to keep watching in the hope it will get better - and it does.
An interesting concept, but I must have set my expectations too high! Tiresome and dreary, so slowly paced I totally lost interest in the whole thing and FFWD to the predictable end. Don't bother.
interesting yes i liked it, may watch it again in the future
it was unremarkable and very cliqued. I was disappointed
Something about those Americans! They now how to overdo nearly everything!
reallly enjoyed this movie, seemed rather long. Reminded me of Forest Gump.
Good movie, very well packaged by the director. Brad Pitt was good and Cate Blanchett as always.
The art of story telling is wonderful, however it would have been better if it wasn't 2 1/2 hour long.
Worth seeing flick.
I never thought I'd enjoy this movie even though Brad Pitt was in it. However, both he and surprisingly (for me) Cate Blanchett were both brilliant. The story line held your attention all the way through.
Awesome movie. It holds your attention throughout and is very interesting. Perfect to watch alone so you can drink it all in or with someone who appreciates immersing themselves in a film. It goes for almost 2 1/2 hours but the time isn't even noticed. Great cast and wonderful acting. Enjoy!
Watch it for Brad Pitt alone !!!!
He gave a credible performance - a little slow in the middle - I would watch it again
This is a beautiful and fanciful story of birth in reverse! What a unique concept this was. All the characters are warm and endearing and the movie has similarities to "The Notebook" with regard to the reading of a diary of Benjamin Button's life, his great loves and his ultimate death. At 60 I've fallen in love again with Brad Pitt for his Academy Award portrayal of this role.
What an interesting concept, of a man who grows younger as he progresses through life, and his adventures along the way. It was like the intelligent version of Forest Gump ;)
An enjoyable movie.
I love this movie - Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchet look good together.
Interesting story line, good acting- I was pleasantly surprised by this movie, although a little unbelievable at times, It IS fiction-come on! Anyway, I found myself liking the character played by Brad Pitt, more and more and found myself wound up in the story line even after a bit of a long start. So many underlying themes brings more 'post-viewing consideration' than other movies, but in a positive light. Recommended viewing, but not for a room full of guys, as the main theme would be romance!
This would have to be one of the most tedious and boring movies I have ever seen. Far too long, and to make things worse, it was one of those movies where they try to save money by not turning the lights on in the studio, so half the time it's hard to see what's happening. I had to force myself to watch it all the way through. I wish I hadn't.
Man is born old. Dies young. The movie has nothing more to offer.
Slow movie but worth watching
Firstly, this is a long movie, 2.5hrs long. It's a fantastical story, at times too absurd to believe, but you want to be carried along with this intriguing tale of a gentle young man in an old man's body. It is also a love story, and not just love between two people, but also of an unlikely family who accept and love this orphaned young man and raise him as their own. I really enjoyed this movie, even though at times it was hard to maintain belief, the story kept me intrigued all the way through. Sub-titles would have been useful though, I found the Southern
Very different story line
An interesting movie but not a must see again flick
The best ovie ever it kept mewatching from start to finish if any one is to say any different there mad cate and Brad play fantastic roles i loved it and so did the entire family the special effects making brad look old and young were excellent i give it easy 10 out of 10
Great, thought provoking concept but I found the movie very slow and far longer than it needed to be. I guess if you are in the mood for this type of movie it would be good. I found it disappointing - the concept interesting but too unrealistic to be a real brain-stretcher. Thought the effect on the story teller quite an interesting sideline. Some detail in the move improbable ie by a count back Cate should have been 90 when Brad died but she didn't look nearly like it.
Special effects so wonderfully done a well made film and would rave for ever
I also missed it at the movies but thoroughly enjoyed it even if I did have to wait a long time for it. Didn't feel it was too long in fact I wanted it to go on & on. One of Brad's best.
Captivating and emotional movie - unusual concept
i loved this movie, its an unpredictable love story, my
husband even liked it, definitely worth watching
This movie was great. Enjoyed every minute of it.
Fantastic up until the end, a bit freaky though
Much better than I was expecting. Bit of a tear jerker.
This was an absorbing film.
The premise is impossible, but the concept is fascinating.
The 'what if?' is fascinating, but even more fascinating is the way they have achieved the agingof Brad Pitt from a baby to an elderly man who is a young adult.
I would give it 4 stars
Now, if only Benjamin Button died at birth, I could have used the remaining 159 minutes to do something more constructive with my life. Somewhat ok, couldn't help compare the adventures to Forest Gump.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Was a truly great film which dealth with an unusual in an impressive way. Loved it.
Well, after a very long wait to get this movie and I couldn't wait to watch it. After a while I couldn't wait for it to end so I could go to bed. I found this movie to be quite slow and tedious I thought the aging timeline was abit weird and I was constantly thinking to myself 'what age is he supposed to be now? because for many years he didn't look any different to me .Maybe I should have watched it when I wasn't so tired. All in all a disappointing experience for me.
This movie just swept me away - it was easy to suspend disbelief. It was easy to feel for the characters, to wonder and to listen to the story. It was well-told, well-made, a beautiful movie.
I thought it was terrible - extreemly boring to be honest. I cant believe Brad would go for a ridiculous story like this one, very disappointed with the 3 star rating - if I could drop it Id give it a generous 1... sorry!
It's a fasinating story , How I admire such a mind
The movie tried to get a flying start but was awfully slow to watch. The movie clung to the fact it was Brad Pitt. Other than that it didnt hold my interest and was just a troubled love story.
Enjoyable movie. Interesting storyline. However the only downside was that it was a little too long.
It's very unusual for me to fall asleep in a movie, but I found this one dragged terribly, and in spite of all the positives, just didn't hold my attention.
Could be a half decent movie if you could see it and hear it properly
i found this film to be interesting
Interesting movie, though slow moving at times.
I didn't want to see this film but watched with my husband, and was amazed to come away very touched by it. The premise is so absurd that realists like me reject the notion outright, but it is actually handled very beautifully. The Louisiana setting is appealing, the various characters poignantly portrayed, and the love story an existential heart-tug. I am still amazed that the story was adapted to the screen successfully and admire the result.
I liked it and cried a bit. But upon reflection realised that.... nothing really even happened in the movie. It was nice but ultimately still......... forgettable. (except for Brad Pitt's gorgeousness of course!!)
Great film. Love the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Well acted by Brad Pitt. A film to shed a tear in but still uplifting.
loved this movie.Something different.
I have waited so long to see this movie and I'm sorry I did, it is everything that people have said it would be. Brad Pitt shows a softer side to his amazing acting ability and the story line is unique and captivating. Highly recommend it but one you need to sit and watch closely to enjoy fully.
A facsinating story line, I love stories that are out of the ordinary and unpredictable. My husband and I loved this film, we put it on after the kids went to bed on a weeknight not realising how long it was but as we watched we had to find out the ending so it was a late night for us, and were tired the next day.
I am not a Brad Pitt fan, I dont dislike him, but this film really showed his acting skills and that his not just cast for his looks. I love when you see how good an actor really can be. Cate is great in it aswell, but I haven't seen her flop yet. I loved the ending.
Make sure you are not tired when you watch this movie. It is slow, long and has not much of a plot, but even so, I still needed to see it to the end.
This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. My husband and I both loved it. It had a bit of everything. Brad Pitt portraited a brilliant character and so did Cate Blanchett. A movie not to be missed.
Reasonable - kept me interested for the loooong running time. My partner thought it was too long winded though. Worth it for a perv at Brad Pitt when he reaches good-looking age :)
A little slow paced, however a good movie giving you something to think about
Great idea for a movie; base on short story. And thats the way it should have stayed. Not the 2 1/2 hr movie that it was. Started off very well; but got most boring toward the end. Too much detail in his first few years and not enough as a teenager; where I thought the drama would have been.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie - Brad and Cate where just wonderful. A long movie, but I loved every minute. Keep your tissues handy for the ending..
An excellent movie. Perhaps a Girlie Movie but very cleverly done. Brad Pitt was exceptional and the make
up was special with award winning potential.
A mini drama series in 1 movie, takes a bit to get through it but a good ride and story none the less. Acting is brilliant and a nice beggining to end
LOVED this film. it is long, but doesnt drag at all!!
In the old Hollywood parlance, this is what would be called a prestige picture (and a high concept one at that). You can see the money on the screen, in the computer wizardry and the often strikingly beautiful images. But the sentimentality drifts into schmaltz and the film feels too long by half. I also hope I never have to see another framing story with old people telling their kids about their lives (as we fade into voice-over...).
Such an unusual theme that I feel only really good top notch actors like Kate Blanchett and Brad Pitt could pull it of, and make one believe that what they are being told could be somehow plausible or possible. Really well done, and quite beautiful.....Nic & Barb Jools
What a tedious and boring movie!!!! What was the point - so this character was born old, an old looking baby who gets taller and younger at the same time. There was not story except that he was born old and got younger, no plot, no solution, no nothing much at all. He didn't do anything except get younger. Don't hold your breath waiting to see Brad Pitt or Kate, that's half way through. If Brad is in the old man (short old man) make up then you can't tell. Kate looks like an ugly hag in a red wig with too much dark lipstick. This movie is a waste of time watching - certainly not entertaining.
This is a stunning film, with very memorable performances by the cast. Cate Blanchett stands out, as does Oscar nominee for her role Taraji P. Henson as Benjamin's 'mama' Queenie. Possibly a bit too long.
i sat down to watch this movie one night it was long. alot longer than i expected. never the less enjoyable. a little hard to follow in places but you cannot be distracted at least once or you will miss something important. I would reccomend it be watch when your full attention can be on it.
A fantastical love story by the great novelist Scott F. Fitzgerald. I hadn't read the book so I was looking forward to this film version. I didn't think it could disappoint because of the stellar cast, and it didn't! Cate Blanchett just knocks me
out as she always plays her characters with such conviction. Brad Pitt was an interesting choice as the curious Benjamin Button, but I liked the way he portrayed his character's gentle wisdom and earnestness.
Yes it was a long film, but to me that's more acceptable on DVD rather than at the cinema! However, I can't imagine it being any shorter really, to do the story justice filmically, which it did. I liked the way the story twisted and turned and linked back and forth through a fascinating time span from the 1920's to the 21st century. A cleverly crafted film based on a cleverly crafted novel. Very deserving of the 3 Academy Awards! Loved it!
I found this movie to be quite slow and drawn out, i enjoyed the story line and was really looking forward to seeing how this movie played out, but it needed more action and substance for me
I absolutely loved this movie. It was nothing like I was expecting. It has become one of my all time favourites. Be sure to have the tissue box handy though. So nice to have a movie with out nastiness, bad language or violence. Really lovely.
Probably more like 3 1/2 stars overall but well worth watching. Great cast led by Cate
An interesting premise and very watchable story, but the best part of the film was definitely the amazing special effects used to age Benjamin and other characters. They used both prosthetic and digital effects, and I've never seen such seamless work - most of the time you couldn't even pick it out. Very impressive. Also, great performances from all the actors involved.
Only comes with a commentary by the director, because all the other Special Features are on a seperate disc
What a terrific story - I think if you like a film where a good life story is told, such as Forrest Gump, then this one shouldn't failt to please. Brad and Cate are terrific, but the real star is the make-up! It didn't move us particularly, so that's why it's "just" 4 stars, but a very enjoyable watch.
I loved this movie, however it is really long, nearly 3 hours so make sure you have plenty of time to watch it! My husband thought it really dragged but he still had to see how it ended even though he also thought it was predictable!!!
It was unusual thats why Iliked it!
Such a great film. I wished I had of seen it before and on the big screen. A remarkable story. I enjoyed it, and recommend others watch this also. Great acting by Cate and Brad.
A very clever and interesting film, albeit a very long film as well. I love anything that is period so this really hit the money with all the different times that the characters lived through. The make up and special effects were amazing. The ending leaves you feeling a bit empty, and overall it is a pretty sad story.
All this fuss made by the US for this VERY SILLY movie. You've got very bad acting with very awkward dialogue, a Brad Pitt old baby growing then shrinking in a baby old. Doesn't it sound ridiculous? Well it is. It is SOOOOOOO slow and boring that you might sleep while watching those 160 minutes full of cliches ripping off quite a lot of other flicks by the way.
I was thinking of "Fried Green Tomatoes", of "Forest Gump" , of "Legend Of Falls" and others BUT "The Curious Case..." is far to do as well as those movies I have just named. This movie stinks and Cate Blanchett as a ballerina??!!! Are you kidding me? What a joke.!
I was really looking forward to seeing this and overall I thought it was a well made and lovely movie however, can't really say it was anything spectacular.
It was slow in parts but I never wanted to stop watching it because the story was so mesmerizing and Brad Pitt's transformation throughout kept me hooked.
Scintillating state of the art technological effects, attention to period detail and sumptuous cinematography, help make this bizarre story of reverse aging and intersecting love succeed. However, it’s Brad Pitt as the ‘ain’t-getting-any-older’ Benjamin and Kate Blanchett as head strong Daisy who make the chemistry of their fragmented relationship really come off. Knowing that their anticipated and eventual mature union would be more fleeting than most emphasized the ephemeral nature of our lives. It gave me pause for thought about the brevity of my own mortality. TCCOBB is Hollywood make believe and sentimentality but nevertheless speaks with a perceptive humanity to which we should all be able to relate.
This could be considered the current generation's Forrest Gump. It is slow moving in parts but never boring. I enjoyed the film because I was able to suspend my disbelief about the fim's central premise. Allow yourself to be swept away in Button's unique journey.
Button is one of those movies that wants to impress with its earnestness but ultimately comes across as superficial. The films greatest weakness is the lifelong attraction Pitt has for Blanchett who comes across as an incredibly self obssessed individual. In many ways the interesting possibilities of the film's premise is squandered in that it reduces it simply reduces it to a troubled love story.