Tuesday, May 12, 2009

movie review tuesday - benjamin buttons

film: the curious case of benjamin buttons
starring: brad pitt and cate blanchett
synopsis: a man is born old and grows young
grade: b+/a-

oh man. my mind is all sorts of crazy. this movie is strange and amazing on many levels. i thoroughly enjoyed the love story aspect as well as the mind set that "you can be as mad as a mad dog at the way things went. you could swear, curse the fates, but when it comes to the end, you have to let go." on the other hand i thought there were some things that could be done without or been written differently. it pulled on the heart strings at times. to be quite honest, i am still trying to sort everything out in my head. it may take a few days pondering over everything. this is a film you really have to pay attention to and think about. i liked it, but it is not a film for everyone.

edit: i think brad pitt is a great looking man, but wrinkles in copious amounts on his face were not so cute. the whole first half of the movie i hoped he would get younger just a little bit faster. hopefully his real life genes leave him like richard gere so that he gets better with age. just saying.


Flying Princess said...


What? No comment about how hunkalicious looked as an old man or how disturbing a bald, wrinkly old version of him is?

I'm disappointed.

Blueyedmle said...

I really like this movie too, but agree that some things seem to go on and on. It did make me think about what I would do with all the knowledge of a full life and a young body to live in. But don't we all wish that sometimes?

Blueyedmle said...

PS what will you do now that they are gettin rid of Free Movie Monday?

Diana said...

There are so many good quotes in this movie! I got pretty teary during the "life advice" letter he wrote to his daughter. And yes, hopefully Brad Pitt does have better genes than they made him appear in the movie. I'm assuming he will because when they tried to make him look younger, he looked freaky! Too much makeup! And thankfully, Brad WAS better looking when he was young.