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, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|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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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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What a disappointment. Dull, tedious, boring, etc etcBy roncoach (370 reviews) from suffolk , 15 Oct 2012Pitt & Blanchett-----I was looking forward to this.
What a waste of high expectations !
I've always liked Brad Pitt----I've never thought him to be the lightweight pin-up boy who is carried along by an army of female admirers : I think he can act.
But, although he acted OK in this film, it just couldn't save the whole project from oblivion. You'll have forgotten it within a few weeks of seeing it, and never want to see it again.
It's just plain boring.
Oh, the concept sounded intriguing and I was really looking forward to something a bit special. But all that glitters in acting talent and reviewers.....is NOT gold.
This is overlong, tedious,takes us boringly from cradle to cradle ( though it does seem bad enough to be from cradle to grave !).
I suppose Brad has to look for new ideas, give em a go and see what happens. Such is the price of fame and stardom.
He made a mistake here and he must surely know it now if asked.
I'll ask him next time I see him-----and wish him well for any forthcoming film that is worth his time and talent.
Not like forest Gump at allBy a customer , 29 Sep 2012I loved forest Gump but didn't like this film. It was slow, tedious and dull
Forest Gump made me laugh loads
Forrest Gump it ain'tBy a customer , 12 Aug 2012This film seems to be just musings about life, but chooses an odd vehicle for it. The format of it is like some deep and meaningful family saga, but the story is not real. It's just a load of pretentious tosh. It is not entertaining, funny or convincing on any level.