The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Director: David Fincher
Writers: Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Julia Ormond, Fanny A. Chambers, Elias Koteas, Jason Fleming, David Jan Sen / Tilda Swinton / Elle Fanning / Joanna Seiler / Josh Stewart / Danny Vinson / Taraji P. Henson / Mahershala Ali / Faye Ona Hale/ Donna Duplantier/ Lance E. Nichols/ Ted Manson/ Clay Cullen/ Phyllis Somerville/ Jared Harris/ Maddie Son Beatty / Tom Everett / Christopher Maxwell / Elijah Warwick / …
Genre: Drama / Romance / Fantasy
Region: United States
Languages: English / Russian / French
Released: 2008-12-25 (USA)
Length: 166 minutes
Also known as: Fantastic Adventures (Hong Kong) / Benjamin’s Fantastic Journey (Taiwan) / Rejuvenation
Rating: IMDB 7.8 / Rotten Tomatoes 71%
Hurricane is hitting New Orleans, USA. A critically ill old woman opened her sleepy eyes. The old woman’s name is Daisy (played by Cate Blanchett), and she asks her daughter Caroline (played by Julia Ormond) to read a diary for her. The author of this diary is Benjamin Button (played by Brad Pitt). Benjamin was born when the First World War ceased, but he was born like an old man by his father as a monster and was abandoned in a nursing home. Benjamin lives with the elderly in a nursing home. But no one thought that Benjamin reversed development-the longer he lived, the younger he was! Perhaps “live and younger” is the dream of some people, but Benjamin, who really grew up like this, has troubles and happiness that others cannot understand. Through half a century of world change, Benjamin is in it, feeling feelings that others cannot.
Why did my mother let me read this diary? What is the relationship between Benjamin Button and his mother? Kai Ruolin fell into deep doubt and curiosity.
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is a 2008 fantasy drama film directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt as the titular character, who ages in reverse. The film is loosely based on a short story of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The film follows the life of Benjamin Button, who is born as an elderly man and becomes progressively younger as time passes. As he grows younger, he experiences life in reverse, meeting people in different stages of their lives and experiencing the world from a unique perspective.
Throughout his life, Benjamin forms a deep connection with a woman named Daisy (played by Cate Blanchett), who he first meets when she is a young girl and he is an old man. Their relationship evolves as they both age in opposite directions, and they must navigate the challenges that come with their unusual circumstances.
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” was praised for its innovative storytelling, visual effects, and performances by Pitt and Blanchett. The film was nominated for thirteen Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won three, for Best Art Direction, Best Makeup, and Best Visual Effects. The film grossed over $335 million worldwide.