Thursday, January 1, 2009

Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year's Eve.

Last night, my husband and I decided to go to the movie to see the Curious Case of Benjamin Button with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.
The movie is based on a story by F Scott Fitzgerald, and was about a man that was born old and aged backwards. His mother died in childbirth, and his father was so shocked by his appearance that he left him on the steps of an old folks home.

This was a really different role for Brad Pitt, and I think he did an excellent job. The movie was filmed largely in New Orleans, and the scenes are very familiar to those who have visited there before.
I really enjoyed the movie, and would recommend it. It did get off to a slow start, but it didn't take me long to really get into it.

One thing about it, it will certainly make you think differently about aging!

Happy New Year,
Diane

26 comments:

Joy said...

Happy new year Diane!

I just read the short story by FSF this morning. It was interesting, but very short - I'm curious to see how they fleshed it out for the screen.

Anonymous said...

This was the best movie I have seen in a long time. Makes you want to live life to the fullest. DANCE!

Bo said...

Good morning Diane...yes, this movie does look interesting...it's on my list to see... ;-) Bo

Southern Lady said...

Sounds good, Diane ... Thanks for telling us about it.

Smilingsal said...

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for passing the word. Happy New Year!

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The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, I definitely want to catch this movie! I've always liked Fitzgerald, and this looks like they did a good job adapting the story into a movie. On your recommendation, I'll be sure and catch it. :-)

Sending much love your way on this New Year's Day!

XO,

Sheila... who is so very thankful I've gotten to know YOU! :-)

Dawn said...

Happy New Year Diane! Every time I see the ad for this morning it makes me want to go see it. I didn't realize it was based on a F.Scott Fitzgerald story. Thanks for sharing your review. I think I will put this movie on my list!

take care,
Dawn

Nancy said...

Morning Diane, Just dropping by to wish you a happy New Year. Blessings, Nancy

pammiejo said...

We went to see it last night too. It was better than I thought it would be - after reading the critics' reviews (what do they know). It presented a really different perspective on aging. Overall - a good show! PAM

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy New Year, Diane!

Thanks so much for the review. Will put this movie on the list!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Great review....better than any that I have read. I really want to see this movie Happy New Year

Alex said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Diane!! :)

Sandy Toes said...

I want to see this movie..it looked really good and different!
-sandy toes

Angel said...

I can't wait to see this movie. It looks like a real gem. Thanks for sharing!

beth at aunties said...

You did a great movie review. We also enjoyed the movie and thought it sure gave a different view on aging and life.
I always enjoy seeing your precious Cooper and Connor:)

judicreations said...

Happy New Year Diane!
I hope you had a lovely evening last night. Its fun to share the night with friends..family...at a party...away on vacation but it sure is nice to have a relaxing stay at home evening too.
YOur pictures of Connor and the train showed the fun time you had.
Thank you for sharing..
all the best for this first day of 2009...*hugs*
Judi

judicreations said...

Diane...I meant to comment on the movie. We have been dying to see that movie since it came out on Christmas Day.
We may be going to see it this evening. Its good to hear you liked it and I know another couple who did too.
bye again..
Judi

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Happy New Year! Sounds like a good one to see - thanks for the review!

Manuela

Allgrins said...

I am looking forward to seeing this movie. My husband is taking me tonight!
Thanks for visiting my blog.
I hope you have a blessed New year!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

My husband wants to see this movie. I've seen the photos where Brad Pitt is aged. So odd to see him like that!
Brenda

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane, I'll have to add this movie to list of things to do! Sounds good! :)

Wishing you and your family many blessings in the New Year to come! ~hugs, Rhonda

linda said...

We saw this movie just after Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought all of the actors did such a tremendous job. Aren't Cate and Brad two of the most gorgeous people ever!?!

Pat said...

HI Diane

Happy New Year! I might go to see this movie (or the movie "Doubt")tomorrow. Thanks for the review!

Hugs, Pat

coffee fiend said...

Benjamin Button was very Fincher-esque... almost as good as his other stuff if not for some nagging plot holes

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

We actually sat tonight and made a LIST of movies we want to see. I feel like every year, especially this time of year, movies come and go without us seeing them. We need more date nights! :-)

Happy, happy new year Diane...A healthy, happy 2009!