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Over-rated, Overdone & Totally Missable: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

January 27th, 2009

I am trying to watch all the major Oscar nominees, and so of course, I had to watch this year’s most-nominated film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The premise is weird: Benjamin is born an old man in 1918 and grows younger throughout the film. What might make a passable short story, however, is an interminable 2 hr 43 min movie. The plot is completely disjointed and the point, if there is one, is captured in Brad Pitt’s obvious, trite statement: “I was just thinking about how nothing lasts…and what a shame that is….”

Unlike Benjamin Button, you and I grow older if we waste our time watching pointless movies. So, skip this movie when there are so many other good ones currently out in theaters for your viewing pleasure.

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  1. yup, it sucked
    August 16th, 2011 at 01:23 | #1

    so, i wasn't the only one who thought this was THE slowest, most boring rambling-on ever.  and i generally do not find movies to be moving slowly, even independent releases.

    anyways, yep, 2-1/2 hours gone and nothing to show for it except i do appreciate what good bone structure brad pitt has even in his late forties.  

    and cate blanchett can't pull off southern accent to save her life and boy, was her character unlikable.

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