The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

v  By Alyssa Bickford

Box Office- $79,011,000

   Curious Case of Benjamin Button, an adaption of an F. Scott Fitzgerald short story. Director David Finch, has already won three British Academy Awards.  The movie stars Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button, a man who is born 80 years old, but instead of aging, he grows younger. Oscar winner, Cate Blanchett co-stars as a young, rebellious dancer.

   Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a viewing experience that does not have on the edge of your seat, or laughing yourself silly, or being scared out of your wits. Benjamin Button washes over you in an almost hypnotic way… call it cinematic mediation.

   “Who doesn’t like a good love story?” Elizabeth Hernandez, senior, asked.  “The whole twist to the movies is that he is living his life backwards. Curious Case of Benjamin Button is this generation’s Forrest Gump.

   Curious Case of Benjamin Button unravels the fantasy that has probably lodged in every human mind of living life backwards. The metaphor of a life lived backwards now would seem strangely haunting. Benjamin’s saga is singular, yet universal. Fitzgerald’s picaresque now created into what is known as one of the greatest films ever made.

   “The movie over took me by surprise,” Travis Lee, senior, said.  “All the incredible cast members in the made the move that much better.”

   From the romantic love scenes to the tear jerking moments, Benjamin Button is a film that will unravel every emotion you hold. Each moment is captured with music by Alexandra Desplat and cinematography by Claudio Miranda. All of the effort and potency put together in this film from the actors to the staff members creates a film of astonishing and exciting dreams turned into real life.