Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - a movie review

A long time ago I read "this" book by "F.Scott Fitzgerald." At that time, in my youth, I deemed it both ‘a bit soppy’ and ‘highly improbable,’ because I read it as a ‘story’ and not as a literary critic.

For "one" reason and "another" when the movie debuted I failed to connect the book to the film. I wanted to watch the film but there was a lot of "stuff" going on at the time. By happenstance, as is so often the case, my "daughter" borrowed a copy from the library, watched it and suggested that I do likewise. It was a nudge. I was reminded of "This Mom’s" project and thought……why not just make the time? The trouble was that I needed a lot of time because the movie is nearly three hours long. So I did what I always do, cut it up into manageable chunks.

If you have elderly relatives or young children or if you're middle aged or just human, it's well worth finding the time for this poignant drop of escapism.

I won't add a spoiler but I knew as soon as the backwards clock was revealed. There again, it could just be that the recall was prompted by my original reading.

7 comments:

Linda said...

I believe that we have this one coming for "Chick Flick Sunday" very soon and I'm rather looking forward to it even though I'm not really a big Brad Pitt fan (though I did like him in "Meet Joe Black" which you really ought to see if you haven't yet!).

Osh said...

I really enjoyed the movie too! Evan didn't like it quite as much...pfft to him.

Sophie said...

We totally enjoyed this movie, both the story and the acting. Something different and unexpected, and a true love story!

buffalodick said...

Just wanted to say hi! The movies I have rented lately have been worse than bad!

kyra said...

ooh! i'm adding it to my list! thanks for the idea.

i love the manageable chunks idea! i'm going to apply that to reading a book a week for a year once i'm done with the Quest.

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Elise said...

Thank you for this - I've not seen the movie (yet)