#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – On the day that Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, elderly Daisy Williams (nee Fuller) is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud the diary of Daisy’s lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin’s diary recounts his entire extraordinary life, the primary unusual aspect of which was his aging backwards, being diagnosed with several aging diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival, but who does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by his biological father, Thomas Button, after Benjamin’s biological mother died in childbirth, Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy’s grandmother was a resident at that home, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when in age they finally match up. Some of the revelations in Benjamin’s diary are difficult for Caroline to read, especially as it relates to the time past this reconnection between Benjamin and Daisy, when Daisy gets older and Benjamin grows younger into his childhood years.
Plot: I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans, from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man’s life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, Benjamin Button, is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
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An Astonishing Rarity
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a film unlike any I’ve ever seen and probably ever will. A true epic that left me utterly speechless. It accomplished so much through such simplicity. Everything was top notch from the elegant directing to the subtly wonderful performances down to the magical score. The film demands you to feel not only for the death we witness, but for the incredible life we discover. It prays on the obvious morality issues we all deal with but also dangles the idea in front of us that everyone goes through the same joys and grievances, just not in the same way. This is a momentous tale that deserves nothing less than the title of brilliance.
This visually and emotionally rich movie recalls the life of a very peculiar man born in the early 20th century who ages backwards. His tale unfolds through a diary read by the daughter of his love, Daisy. Throughout life he goes through the same things we do, growing up and eventually growing old. He’s a thoughtful observer, discovering life from all different angles. But it is not his life that makes him unique. His love is what makes him special. He spends a lifetime trying to understand how his love for Daisy works and still only gets a few incredible years really loving her. As their lives tell us, the years of frustration and hardship are all worth it if only for a few moments of happiness.
The direction in the film is almost flawless. Hopefully, Benjamin Button will garner David Fincher the recognition he deserves. He winds this clock so well and with such grace that the movie has this undeniable flow that is enjoyable from start to finish. At nearly 3 hours, there is not a minute wasted. Every shot is jaw dropping and while some will find issue with the time, it is used wisely.
The acting is also a thing of wonder. This is by far Brad Pitt’s best performance. He is so believable and realistic throughout. His nuances are spot on and despite the heavy use of make-up and CGI used to portray his character, it is Pitt who makes Benjamin that much more curious.
I left the theater astonished that some one could review this movie badly. It is an extremely graceful depiction of life, love, and the things we lose. After so much anticipation I was certainly not disappointed. This movie is probably not for everyone though. It’s not your average drama that spoon feeds it’s audience their emotions. It is something of awe and astonishment, an absolute gem. What makes our lives memorable are the moments we never seem to grasp long enough before letting go. Life in itself is indeed very, very curious and Benjamin Button is no less of a wonder.
On a technical level this movie is amazing. David Fincher tries new boundaries and he succeeds. I haven’t seen the making of yet, but people have told me about some things, that they have seen and it sounds amazing.
Unfortunately I don’t feel as “touched” by the complete story. It does have a strong beginning and the acting is great. But at the end it seems more like bits and parts and not as a whole movie experience. Of course that symbolizes our life as it is (also bits and pieces and many different chapters, with different characters in them). But although I do like this aspect, I feel there could’ve been more.
Maybe Mr. Fincher spoiled us with the movies he makes and I expected more. But whatever it is and although I do like the movie, I couldn’t bear to give it more than 7/10 (which isn’t bad at all in my book either).
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 46 min (166 min)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Director David Fincher
Writer Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Actors Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton
Country United States
Awards Won 3 Oscars. 83 wins & 160 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435, Zeiss Lenses, Sony CineAlta F23, Zeiss DigiPrime Lenses, Thomson VIPER FilmStream Camera, Zeiss DigiPrime Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 4,520 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 4,545 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision3 500T 5219), Uncompressed Digital (4:4:4), Video (HDTV)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), FilmStream 4:4:4 (source format), Super 35 (also 3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema