The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story about a man who ages backwards, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is exactly my type of movie. It is sad (too bad it’s not depressing). The film, throughout the 160-minute running time, is about having and losing love, of knowing and loving and leaving and losing family or friends or lovers, of finding happiness in the simplest of things, of the existence of death to make us realize how precious our loves are.

American media says that this is the film to beat in this year’s Oscar race for Best Picture. Although, as of this writing, the Oscar nominations have not yet been announced this film is a virtual lock for a Best Picture nod. It is the type of film that Oscar voters love. It is grand. It is majestic. It is ambitious. It is gorgeously shot. It has dazzling digital effects. And it has a great but tragic love story.

This is the first movie, after The Dark Knight, that warrants repeat viewing. At the cinemas. Watch this!

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