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Another Gushing Review for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Published December 2, 2008 in Early Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount Pictures
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If only because I think the story sounds neat and the trailers incredibly cool, I have been anxiously waiting for both media updates on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button along with the film's theatrical release. With the month now here, I have also begun following the early reviews of the film closely as well and, to my relief, they all have (so far) been positive.

The latest review to surface is gushing and, if you're not hyped on the idea of aging backwards already, this could get you in theaters during opening week.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Reviewed

The good people at AICN have posted a new review for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button that not only compares it to others you might have seen, but also gives it a big thumbs up.

... the film rests on the shoulders of two actors above all others. Cate Blanchett has long since proven herself to be a versatile talent, but part of what she does so well is vanish into her characters. Here, she’s playing a role that doesn’t really offer much in the way of camouflage. Playing Daisy across the span of her whole life, Blanchett has to impart the stages in this girl’s evolution, and she does it with delicacy and real wisdom. Towards the end of the film, as Benjamin reaches childhood, her work just becomes devastating. She and Pitt have an amazing rapport, and his role, which is so technically demanding, could have easily swallowed him whole. But over the years, Pitt’s proven that he’s at his best when he’s being challenged, and he does the best work of his career here. Moving, human, and heartbreaking, he makes Benjamin Button into a real person, not just a novelty.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON is that rare film that manages to encompass the whole of the human experience in a mere two and a half hours, and I feel like I saw it at the right moment in my life. It’s something I’ll return to any number of times in the future, and it’s rich and strange and wonderful enough that I expect I’ll find something fresh in it every time. My profound thanks to every person involved in making this magic live and breathe, and I hope all of you reading this embrace the film the same way when it opens on Christmas day.

The snippet above is obviously from the bottom half of the review. To see the comparisons the report makes, check out the entire review for Benjamin Button at AICN.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button opens to theaters on December 19th.

For the trailers, posters and more movie info, go to the The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Movie Page.
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