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RE: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button - 22/8/2009 9:15:34 PM   
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This is a film that could tell the exact same story with the exact same effect in 25 minutes. Even I could cut it and make it work. That's because it has 1 (one!) interesting subject (What if 2 lives go opposite and meet in the middle?) It drags, has no characterdevelopment, no insight, no drive. Pitt is awful, his performance hampered by the terrible writing. Blanchett a superb actress but I never believe her. Her's is the case of "watch me act!" but she's always acting. The effects are nice but never groundbreaking. the fairytale setting is nice but also never convincing.
To be stuck with those characters for almost 3 hours is offputting to say the least. The first bad film by Fincher. So now we only have The Coens with a clean slate.


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RE: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button - 22/8/2009 9:24:29 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BobM70

This is a film that could tell the exact same story with the exact same effect in 25 minutes. Even I could cut it and make it work. That's because it has 1 (one!) interesting subject (What if 2 lives go opposite and meet in the middle?) It drags, has no characterdevelopment, no insight, no drive. Pitt is awful, his performance hampered by the terrible writing. Blanchett a superb actress but I never believe her. Her's is the case of "watch me act!" but she's always acting. The effects are nice but never groundbreaking. the fairytale setting is nice but also never convincing.
To be stuck with those characters for almost 3 hours is offputting to say the least. The first bad film by Fincher. So now we only have The Coens with a clean slate.


Bob


Isn't that a contrdiction in terms? I liked this film.

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RE: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button - 22/8/2009 9:59:57 PM   
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Yeah...maybe it is . But what i meant is that she is technically very good, but I never forget she's blanchett. I expect her to look in the camera and say: well? What did you think of that?

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- 19/9/2009 8:36:00 PM   
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An amazing movie!! Personally, I think that it was a lot better than Slumdog Millionaire. It's true that it's quite long but who cares if the pictures you get to see are so wonderful??

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Benjamin boring? - 11/10/2009 9:41:55 AM   
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Dull, dull, dragged out dullness. The "love" between the main characters was so depressingly wooden. The only interesting bits where when they were apart. And that was not often enough. "Nothing ever stays the same" or whatever that lines was being spoken every 10 minutes. How annoying.

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- 11/1/2010 2:47:27 PM   
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thought this was an enjoyable movie, beautifully shot but a bit long. still worth a watch.

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High concept, low delivery - 13/2/2010 8:46:50 AM   
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Fascinating Fitzgerald premise. Promising opening. Poignant and moving denouement. But over long middle section meanders aimlessly through a series of uninspiring events and uninteresting characters. The cinematography is beautiful, but the grand shots only serve to emphasise what is ultimately missing from the screenplay.

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MMMMMMM.......... - 14/3/2010 11:29:58 AM   
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It was ok. But it went on and on and on.
It shows you that your time on this earth is short !

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Loved it - 4/4/2010 3:19:15 PM   
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Totally worth the hype.

Brad should have got an award. Oh well, he knows he gave a good performance.

This was a beautiful story that made me cry like the baby brad turns into!

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RE: Down to personal taste, I guess - 6/5/2010 1:16:52 PM   
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Sorry, with all due respect, I disagree with your opinion Mr. Freer.
I found this a long, dull, boring, lifeless tale.


Agreed this movie was so dull

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Forrest Gump is nice this one takes the cake for me - 24/5/2010 10:01:35 AM   
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Benjamin lives a wonderful life without it being to convenient (unlike above title) and it's tiemless as well as original

People in my family found the 'dying of old age as a baby too complicated'
I found this film to be a wonderful rarity.

100/100

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- 17/7/2010 1:09:25 PM   
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disappointing skipped the whole film (which took ages) to see if it was going to be an adult sized baby, it wasn't it upset me that it was a normal sized baby...

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Review - 3/3/2012 10:42:05 PM   
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Curious Case of Benjamin Button is an epic fantasy tale with rich storytelling backed by fantastic performances and direction.

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RE: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Review - 11/3/2013 2:29:55 AM   
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Rewatched this tonight. Stunning film. So many great moments in it.

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RE: - 11/3/2013 2:47:32 AM   
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quote:

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disappointing skipped the whole film (which took ages) to see if it was going to be an adult sized baby, it wasn't it upset me that it was a normal sized baby...

 I hope that's true

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