The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Review

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Meet Benjamin Button. He ages backward.

Now meet Daisy. She ages like a regular person.

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Such a contrast makes for a difficult romance, as well as a movie whose concept may be too complex and outlandish to pull off successfully. But while David Fincher uses special effects to illustrate the unusual situation, the film is a character-driven epic that is carried by its stars.

Considering the performances of Brad Pitt and Caste Blanchett - as well as the Academy's affection for love stories that span decades - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is earning Oscar buzz. And it deserves it.

Pitt's role especially plays to his strengths as an actor. He's most often praised for portraying unique character roles, while the part of Benjamin Button allows the stud muffin to showcase ambivalence about his beauty. Also, look for impressive supporting work from Taraji P. Henson as Benjamin's adoptive mother Queenie; along with last year's Best Supporting Actress winner Tilda Swinton as Benjamin's first love.

The visuals - from Button's aging to the world around him - are top notch. They don't overwhelm the viewer, allowing one to concentrate on the moving love story at hand and not get bogged down on the complicated traits surrounding it.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Review

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Quotes

Benjamin Button: [Voice over; letter to his daughter] For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

You can be mad as a mad dog at the way things went; you can swear and curse the fates - but when it comes to the end, you have to let go.

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Review

Meet Benjamin Button. He ages backward. Now meet Daisy. She ages like a regular person. Such a contrast makes for a difficult romance, as...

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