• Film ID:
  • 15604
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=158 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (2008)
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Born in New Orleans, abandoned and adopted on the day of the end of WWI, Benjamin Button is a medical mystery. Entering life as a physically old man, over the course of his remarkable existence he rejuvenates to infancy. He has a unique, poignant, but also joyous, perspective on the world around him. Very loosely adapted from F Scott Fitzgerald's excellent short story of the same title, 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' is a beautifully visualised and whimsical tale that drifts through the events of the Twentieth Century. Yes, at nearly three hours the film is too long and the preposterousness of the main plot device does occasionally bother, but this is, at its heart, a gently fantastical fable, exquisetly shot and charmingly performed.
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