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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

7.82 h 45 min2008X-Ray12
Benjamin Button, is born as an 80-year-old man in New Orleans just after World War I and proceeds to grow younger as time passes. Button, who like any other man is unable to stop time, experiences life and his love for Daisy oddly out of synch with the rest of humanity in this time traveler's tale of the people and places Benjamin Button encounters, the loves he loses and finds, the joys of lif...
David Fincher
Brad PittCate BlanchettTilda Swinton
Science FictionRomanceDrama
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Elle FanningJason FlemyngJulia Ormond
Warner Bros.
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4.6 out of 5 stars

2437 global ratings

  1. 73% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 18% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Angela Dunning, Author of The Horse Leads the WayReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 April 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Adore this film.
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Beautifully filmed, gorgeously shot with two beautiful and sensitive central performances and very moving, cried a lot especially at the end. It really is a gem. Such an unusual story poignantly depicted in the film bringing home the transience of life and death. Bravo Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, just lovely. I've watched it three times now and I adore it.
6 people found this helpful
ShawReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 May 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
The most depressing & pointlesss film I've ever seen with a horrible ending.
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I've really learnt a lesson... to read bad reviews as well as the good ones before selecting a film and also not to assume its good because of the cast. To be honest, I don't think I was ever really gripped during this film. I wached it because my Husband was intrigued by it. I think I found it odd from the start and recognised it wasn't really my type of film. It went on far too long and therefore when you got to the end and witnessed the most depressing & pointless ending, it frustrated you even more that you'd wasted so many hours on it. The final scenes are traumatic and really stay with you for days after you've watched it. I just wish it would have had a nice twist and someone could have reversed Benjamin's life so he aged with time & not vice versa.
2 people found this helpful
The German ShepherdReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 March 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Please watch and enjoy. Better than you think it will be
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This is a very poignant film with sad bits. I am usually a sci-fi-, adventure-, action-type film buff but this is a very good film. It doesn't dwell long on any part of BB's life and his experiences and it works well in that respect. None of the principal players need to act much but that is not a criticism as the storyline is what actually keep you watching, wanting to know how the whole act will play out. F Scott Fitzgerald's story (which I haven't read) must have been a flash of inspiration and this film has taken that premise and produced a film that is spot on. My only grumble would be the deathbed acting of Cate Blanchett as her dialogue is very mumbling and difficult to pick up sometimes.
4 people found this helpful
Rupert GarciaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 November 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Curious Film Indeed.
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A good film, and quite sad. It reminded me of Forrest Gump, in the way of its telling, and a little bit like Interview With A Vampire, because of the strange effect of Button's affliction, both on himself and those around him. Also a tiny bit like Titanic, another bittersweet love story ending in tragedy. I watched this in one sitting, which is unusual for me.
3 people found this helpful
angelReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 December 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
WOW so emotional- cried so much
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the concept is quite ingenious. Loved the use of cgi to make them look younger, couldnt spot any flaws. Makes you think about your life, and how it flies so fast.... once we hit mid 20s, time just speeds up.
2 people found this helpful
ZafarReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 December 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Deeper than it seems
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An exploration of the human condition; what it means to grow old, change, lose and most of all, love.
3 people found this helpful
g.colesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 January 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
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A waste of time with an overly- stretched budget to make. Acting is mediocre; script too. Films like this are like feeding sugar- coated confectionery to someone suffering from malnutrition! Or to put simply, part of the dumbing down of present day culture. Try watching the Russian film " The Thief" to see what good film making is.
Tony NelsonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 August 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent romantiic movie
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This is a moving picture, well acted and handsomely produced. A good choice for all us romantics
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