Plot: Benjamin Button ages in reverse. Born as an elderly dad, his mother dies in childbirth and his father drops him on the doorstep of a nursing home. He meets Daisy and they’re involved in each others lives for many years.
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemyng and Elle Fanning.
This is on my list of favourite films. That list is never ending by the way. It’s just a story that hasn’t been told in cinema and it was beautiful. It was touching and heartbreaking. It’s my favourite Brad Pitt role because it’s acted will delicacy and he really made the character whole. He brought him to life. It’s one of my favourite stories ever told. The way he eventually can be with Daisy because they meet in the middle of his life and then they have a baby. The hard part is he’s getting younger as his daughter gets older so he has to leave. What’s even more beautiful is the whole film is a story being told by Daisy to their daughter.
David Fincher. He’s one of the best directors of our time. If you look at the films he’s directed they’re all amazing and well known. He’s honestly someone I look up to as an aspiring filmmaker because his films always have so much depth to them. This film and Gone Girl and Fight Club. They’re all huge hits and he has so much more. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, there’s not a film of his that I haven’t enjoyed.
The ending is absolutely devastating, I can’t remember if I cried. I think I may have watched this film back when I never used to cry at films. However, if you haven’t seen it, expect tears, it’s very sad. There’s a sequence in the film involving Cate Blanchett’s character, which is Daisy, it’s when she’s hit by a car. They repeat it over and over again telling the story of how all the little things that happened caused the car to hit her. It shows you that if that little thing didn’t happen she would not have been hot. It’s a really cool scene and I really enjoyed watching it. It’s exactly what happens in life. Little things lead to something big in our lives.
It’s a film I would recommend to everyone. It’s beautiful and stunning and extremely sad.
Tomorrow I will review Love 🙂