Review of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

I saw this movie tonight. I started crying when it began and didn't stop for three hours. That's not to say the movie was all that sad, but I pretty much cry at AT&T commercials, so you can't go by me.

I enjoyed the movie, but, of course have some comments. The movie starts with Benjamin being born to a family in New Orleans. His father sees what he is and promptly leaves him on a fellow New Orleanian's doorstep. The movie seems to be a parable for life, told like a fable. Because of this, I really think they should have left more to my own imagination. They really drew out every detail for me which lead to some unbelievability. But, in general, the story was good and, I would suggest seeing it.My favorite part about the movie, though, was the fact that New Orleans really becomes a character in its own right within the movie. The scenes were shot beautifully, showcasing our wonderful architecture, streetcars, French Quarter, parks. I really enjoyed recognizing places around the New Orleans and seeing them as I do everyday and how they might have been years ago.
Unfortunately, the director felt the need to bring Katrina into the story which was completely unnecessary to the plot, if not just awkward. Last, I have to say, Brad Pitt is just HOT! He just gets hotter and hotter... one day I will tell y'all about the time I saw him at Big Lots last Christmas. Yes, I said Big Lots!


The Natural State Hawg said...

What was Brad Pitt doing at Big Lots? Shopping for a woman even cheaper than Angelina Jolie?

Heh, heh. Yeah. I said it...

The Natural State Hawg

Later Gator said...

Can't wait for the story!

ct said...

You are so lucky to live in New Orleans if not just for the simple fact that Brad Pitt lives there!
It is on the top of my places to visit list.

Karen said...

Sounds like I need to watch this movie. Ok, tell us about seeing BP at BL.