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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

by

Jeff Nelson

...a little long, but otherwise a beautiful movie.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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It can be very tough for screenwriters and directors when making a drama. They have to make intense films into a short or medium amount of time. Some movies are too long, some are too short. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a victim of being too long. Although, every down has its up.

This flick is about a special baby. His name is Benjamin Button. He is left on the steps of a retirement home. This infant is born as an old man. As he becomes "older", he gets younger. This is the life of Benjamin. The story is brilliant. The pacing is a bit slow, but there's always something happening. It's interesting to see this man's life so thoroughly and in such great detail.

Brad Pitt is Benjamin. He plays his part very well. Despite the character's differences from normal society, it's easy to relate. Each actor portrays his or her role perfectly. The whole cast is impressive. Each character gets close with the audience. Every character is important and the audience can't help but feel for him or her.

It's rare to see CGI used in a drama. This can be a cool, unless if it's done incorrectly. Luckily, this movie uses it correctly. The graphics and designs used on Pitt as a teenager are excellent. It truly looks like him when he is older. The camera angles and photography are stunning. It's majestic and creative.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a beautiful movie. The only thing that brings this film down is its length. It's nearly three hours. Every second of this movie is important for the ending. Viewers should be quite curious to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

My Rating = Four  Stars

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