I am not a film critic. That's why I write in blurbs. I don't have the attention span or the vocabulary to wax poetic on films. But since I see so few movies these days it seems, I feel obligated to cover the big event.
If I had to describe 'The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button' in algebraic terms, it would look something like this:
Cocoon + Forest Gump/Magnolia = TCCOBB
David Fincher wants you to know that growing old is no fun, and yes, you are going to grow old. But at least he tells you via a beautifully shot movie that - even at just under 3 hours - never feels slow. I really wanted to dislike this movie. I just had a feeling that it was going to be too over the top with feel-goodness, which I don't do to well with. I was, however, pleasantly surprised. It does tend to hammer its themes home, but never to the point of feeling preachy. And any movie with Cate Blanchett in it is almost always going to be worth the price of the ticket.
Verdict? Well worth your time...now go and seize the day while you are young.
* Bob Dylan - 'My Back Pages' MP3