Movie Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Last night I watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I've been hesitant to watch it because it's so long & I didn't remember anyone saying anything good about it. When it came out on DVD, I put it in my Netflix queue & forgot about it, until it came in the mail. The Netflix envelope said it's 2 hours & 45 minutes long, so I started watching it last night, not expecting to finish it, but I did. And, it's only 2 & 1/2 hours long, the last 15 minutes are credits.

I'm still a little bit in shock over how much I enjoyed this movie. I was expecting it to be weird & long & I probably wouldn't even finish it, etc. Totally untrue. I loved it! Why did I think a movie starring Brad Pitt & Cate Blanchett would be bad? What was I thinking?

I feel confident that you all know the basic storyline: Brad Pitt (Benjamin) is born old & gets younger as he ages. I thought this would be weird & hard to follow, but it wasn't. It was somehow fairly believable & not as distracting as you think it's going to be. And then there's Cate Blanchett. Who doesn't love Cate Blanchett? She's so good in this movie. I spent the better part of the movie wondering what I'd look like with red hair.

If you have 2 & 1/2 hours to spare, I highly recommend this movie. I loved it.

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