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THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (2008) - PREVIEW



 

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)

Starring:
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Taraji P. Henson, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas, Julia Ormond
Director: David Fincher

U.S. Opening Date: December 19th, 2008


THEY SAY

“I was born under unusual circumstances.” And so begins The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man’s life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, Benjamin Button is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
 

WE SAY

A regular plot device about someone ageing backwards in literary sci-fi. Author Dan Simmons recently used it in his Hyperion books, for instance. But it’s probably the first time it’s attempted for the movies.

Anyway, it’d be interesting to see what Fight Club and Seven director David Fincher will do with the material. We just hope that the ageing make-up effects aren’t too cheesy . . .
 


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