The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Movie Review

I just finished The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.  It was a beautiful, if unusual love story, and I found it very touching and thought provoking.  I love Brad Pitt, and his acting is exceptional.  But I also liked the idea of aging in reverse, as I think it calls attention to the journey that we are all taking.

 How we are on the outside is not who we are on the inside, and I think this story brings that out as well.  I also liked the interwoven and dueling themes of “some things never change” and “everything is always changing.”

I am a sucker for any love story, though, and liked how this played on the different types of love, the different people we love, the different roles love plays at different stages in our lives.  The cinematography was also beautiful, and the special effects were not distracting.

Some people gave it a bum rap, but I would definitely encourage its viewing.

***Spoiler Alert***

My favorite part in the whole movie was when they had their condo together and were painting and fixing it up and the only piece of “furniture” they had was a mattress in the living room.  It was very sweet and made me so happy.

I also want a motorcycle more than ever.

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