The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button – Love Knows No Bounds


 

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It was a last minute decision and I was not initially interested in seeing the movie because one of my friends said it was long and they did not enjoy it. However, it was the afternoon and I needed to fill in some time so I went solo to a matinee to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I am so glad I did. I also completely disagree with my friend.

 

Cate Blanchette as Daisy

Cate Blanchette as Daisy

 

 

 

 

The movie is over 2 ½ hours long. It is a quiet movie. I was completely engaged in this story about love against the backdrop of a man born old and then ages young. It completely dissects what love is truly all about and how it transcends all the stereotypes in our minds.  This movie touched something in my inner consciousness.

 

Benjamin Button’s story goes beyond the typical love story in that in really dives into true soulmateship and unconditional love. The movie is also beautifully filmed. It adds to the fable like feel of the story and helps to carry the theme emotionally to the audience.

 

Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button

Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button

 

Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett are excellently paired as the central love interests. They are able to bring many dimensions to their characters growth throughout the different seasons of their lives and relationship.

 

Taraji P. Henson as Queenie also gave a stellar performance as the adoptive mother to the abandoned infant, Benjamin Buttons.  Queenie’s example showed that parental love was not born out of biology alone; it was born out of the heart.

 

This is not your typical run of the mill popcorn movie. This is a movie that will leave you thinking about the story after you leave the theatre and perhaps your own life and loves.

4 thoughts on “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button – Love Knows No Bounds

  1. It is definitely a film that offers more to the viewer if they are looking for it. But I’ll tell you…Cate Blanchett stole every scene she was in! She looked the best I’ve ever seen her in a movie (maybe except for ‘Notes On a Scandal’). I did enjoy the overall fable and magical vibe about it.

  2. it was a little weird to see an old version of Brad Pitt’s face pasted onto a kid’s body, but i guess that’s why they call it a “curious case”

  3. It’s a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very good movie !!!! Benjamin Button (as Brad Pitt) is beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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