The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button 
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"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 mans 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.
The deservedly multi-award nominated The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button sees David Fincher team up with his Fight Club star Brad Pitt. Pitt plays Benjamin Button, a man born in an old peron's body who in turn ages backwards. While the premise may seem a little mind-boggling for some, Eric Roth (the writer behind Forrest Gump) and Robin Swicord's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story is poetic, epic and intimate all at once. Critics have moaned about its length, but for the story and the characters to become a part of you, this film could not have been any shorter. The Currious Case Of Benjamin Button is a magical tale about love, understanding and acceptance, all themes ridiculously relevant in our time. Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett's chemistry lights up the screen. Together with Fincher and the outstanding supporting cast (inlcuding Tilda Swinton, Oscar nominated Taraji P. Henson and Julia Ormond), the tale of little Benjamin Button is uplifting and original. Giving away any scenes or technical effects would be ruining the magic. --Jennifer Kilchenmann
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Obviously this is partly fantasy so you have to suspend reality a little bit in your mind instead of asking "so how does he go to school?" or other practical questions.
This film has it all, family, acceptance, romance, tragedy, comedy, discrimination and tears. Yes, get tissues at the ready for this one.
Finchers take on f.scot Fitzgerald's short story (unfairly compared to Forrest Bump), is a touching , moving and really worth watching. Brad Pitt is remarkable in it, and David fincher appears to make him stop being "brad Pitt,-movie star" to "" BP-actor" which improves any movie. Care Blanchett is always value for money and the emotional centre of the movie.
And the extras are superb-worth getting just to see David Fincher's honesty in what and why he made BB.