Saturday, June 6, 2009

Benjamin Button

Have you seen the masterpiece that is the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button? I think it's officially a new favorite. I'll try not to give too much away other than simply advising you to pick up a copy of the relatively-recently released DVD and see it, but it is a tale all at once epic and familiar, inspiring and heartbreaking. Think part The Notebook, part Forrest Gump, part Peter Pan, part Time Traveller's Wife, with elements of everyone's favorite Holly Golightly and Mad Men mixed in. Wonderfully retro and timeless at the same time.

And the female protagonist's name is Daisy. And she's a ballerina. That just about did it for me. It is looslely based on a Fitzgerald short story, after all. (It doesn't hurt that I adore Cate Blanchett almost as much as I love Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep as actresses, or that Brad Pitt plays the title role). All in all it is a beautifully styled and fascinating film.

Clearly, I highly recommend it. I currently have this song from the soundtrack on repeat. Go see it. If you already have, are you as enamored as I am?

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  1. I agree, it's a lovely and touching story, beautifully illustrating how 2 people can be destined to be together, regardless of their stage in life. Very well done.

  2. Just watched this for the first time the other day, such a great movie. It was a great summer flick to rent when you need a break from the "summer blockbusters" and chick flicks and are looking for something with a little more depth :)