movie: the curious case of benjamin button

Movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Don’t underestimate the appeal of Brad Pitt: we arrived late to book our seats, and all that was left was front-row, off-centre. A difficult way to watch a movie, but satisfyingly immersive.

Told in flash-back, we learn the story of a man who was born baby-sized, but old, and grows young. Along the way, we consider different events in life: death of friends and family, birth, romance, work.

With the device of constantly growing younger, director David Fincher weaves an engaging story that asks a lot of questions, provides a satisfying, though not entirely happy, conclusion.

Watch out for the man who was struck by lightning: great comic moments to lighten the drama.

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