Monday, January 12, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story about a man who ages backwards, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is exactly my type of movie. It is sad (too bad it's not depressing). The film, throughout the 160-minute running time, is about having and losing love, of knowing and loving and leaving and losing family or friends or lovers, of finding happiness in the simplest of things, of the existence of death to make us realize how precious our loves are.

American media says that this is the film to beat in this year's Oscar race for Best Picture. Although, as of this writing, the Oscar nominations have not yet been announced this film is a virtual lock for a Best Picture nod. It is the type of film that Oscar voters love. It is grand. It is majestic. It is ambitious. It is gorgeously shot. It has dazzling digital effects. And it has a great but tragic love story.

This is the first movie, after The Dark Knight, that warrants repeat viewing. At the cinemas. Watch this!

11 comments:

JoShMaRie said...

i've watched the trailer. mukhang maganda.

The Gasoline Dude said...

I've watched it already. It reminded me of Titanic. *LOLz*

Gusto ko din 'yung movie, kaso hindi ko malaman kung bakit bumalik ulit sa pagka-b*b* si Brad Pitt. (Oops spoiler!) Ganun ba talaga 'yun? Hehehe. = P

The Scud said...

joshmarie > panoorin mo!

gasoline dude > medyo forrest gump-y nga curious case... oo ganun talaga yun. suspend disbelief na lang. hehe.

RonTuron said...

just finished that movie. ngayon lang. Maganda actually. Hindi ko masabing fast paced kasi matagal ang dating sakin ng storya but there were no dull scenes.

Asteg sa totoo lang.

Andy Briones said...

My brother saw this film and told me that it reminded him of Forrest Gump. The screenplay of Forrest Gump and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button were both written by Eric Roth. Kaya siguro mejo hawig yung dalawa.

gillboard said...

haven't seen this... maybe on the weekend. Mas inuna ko pa Bedtime Stories. Oh well!

Panaderos said...

I want to see this movie because of the rave reviews I've heard. Sana mapanood ko by the end of this week.

The Scud said...

ronturon > glad you liked the movie. :-)

andy > may hawig nga silang dalawa. it is a sad movie pero you don't leave the theatre feeling depressed.

gillboard > how was bedtime stories? an adam sandler movie sounding like a porn title. hehe.

panaderos > hope you find the time!

Raft3r said...

how's this for irony?
i don;t like brad pitt
but he starred in most movies I like
se7en, fight club
syet
paborito kasi sya ni david fincher, eh
paboritong kong director
hehe
i guess panonoorin ko rin ito curious case
hay...

The Scud said...

raft3r > fincher is such a cool director. all of his movies are in the suspense genre - alien 3, se7en, the game, fight club, zodiac. benjamin button lang ata ang naiba.

gillboard said...

bedtime stories: maeenjoy mo pag bata kasama mo...