The Curious Case of Benjamin Button details
|Formats:||12 DVD, 15 Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Elle Fanning, Jason Flemyng, Julia Ormond|
|Genres:||Drama - Romantic, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Fantasy - General|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collection:||100 Most Wanted, As part of your package, Muller's Indulgent Movies, Pick of the week, Tilda Swinton, Top 400 All-Time Rentals, Top Romance, Top Sci-Fi / Fantasy|
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
|Run time:||2 hours 46 minutes|
|Rental release:||08 Jun 2009|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Brad Pitt stars as Benjamin Button in this bizarre drama about a man who starts aging backwards.
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Forest Gump companion movie.By OttoParts (7 reviews) from Wales , 18 Dec 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]If you're the mood for a Forest Gump kind of movie, then this film will be perfect for you.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is penned by Forest Gump scribe Eric Roth and it shows. This film has exactly the same feel and sentiment as the Robert Zemeckis directed movie. The story is comes across in exactly the same way with the explanation heavy voice-over and the main character, Benjamin, literally in the eye of the storm of some of the most significant events of the 20th century.
Pitt and Blanchett are ideally cast. They breeze through the material. But it's more about good casting than it is career defing performances from these two. There is unanimous talent from all of the supporting cast too.
Benjamin Button is an obvious break away for director David Fincher, someone who has formed a near flawless career with some much darker material. My personal hope is that this is his 'one for the studio' film that would give him further license to carry on making films like Zodiac, Se7en and The Game. Though he's created yet another outstanding film with Bejamin Button, I feel there are a few other directors who would have made near enough the same film with this material... Oh well, at least it wasn't made by Ron Howard...
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an ok filmBy cheesekake (1282 reviews) from uk , 01 Apr 2013I think that you really have to be into these periodic american type films to really enjoy it. I did try to enjoy it but found it a little long winded and slow
Brad's not always badBy ArontheBaron (1 review) , 17 Mar 2013By far Brad Pitt's best performance. Benjamin Button is the first time I've seen Pitt play a like able character well. Watch the journey off him grow young was truly entertaining, fun and thrilling. It's definitely worth watching.
Man or Child?By a customer , 11 Feb 2013Loved this film. NIce to escape reality sometimes. Brilliant acting by Brad Pitt with a great story. Cate Blanchett also plays a good part.
Very AverageBy 02sholmes (12 reviews) , 30 Oct 2012I am finding it very difficult to write a review as although there is nothing to dislike about the film, I would also say there is nothing that I particularly liked. The idea of the film is brilliant, and although I can't put my finger on it there are some spots the film just doesn't hit. Tried to watch it twice and couldn't get into it, I would say average at best.
Absolute PerfectionBy MissBamBastic (2 reviews) , 20 Oct 2012Love it! 10/10, its a beautiful, fascinating story, very unique. Perfect quality, would be more than happy to rent again.
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