Last week, I watched the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and I really love the movie! Aside from the fact that the ultra-hunk Brad Pitt was there, the movie has a very good plot. At first I was hesitant to watch it because I was so sleepy but the story development left me awake for more than two hours and a half. I strongly recommend everyone to watch this movie.
The story was about the character title, who begins his life with the statement, “I was born under unusual circumstances…” and this, was the condensed idea of the story. The character Benjamin Button, played by the 45-year old Brad Pitt (I just couldn’t believe he could be so handsome at this age!) undergoes an unusual transformation – he ages in reverse. This movie is his 2nd Oscar nominee after his 1995 best supporting actor nominee for the movie Twelve Monkeys.
The trivia is that I couldn’t believe that the movie was inspired from the 1920’s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which is about Benjamin Button who ages backward but is unable to set the tide of time. So it really came as a shock; now, I wanted to have a copy of the written story to see how the director David Fincher was able to transform the story to film.
It’s no wonder that the movie got the highest number of nominations in the Oscars – 13 nominations, including best film, best actor (Brad Pitt), best director (David Fincher), the most-coveted best picture and many more. The movie Slumdog Millionaire garnered 10 nominations, The Dark Knight and Milk 8 nominations.
The movie stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.