The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Loosely based on an old story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, we follow Benjamin Button on his journey through life. He suffered from a rare condition, in that he was born with the body of an old man, and then proceeded to get younger and younger as he grew. From his interesting childhood, through the war years, to his final years, Benjamin is full of surprises. The film has won numerous awards and was nominated for 13 Oscars.

166 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Sex).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Fantasy, Romance.

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Credits

Cast
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Julia Ormond, Tilda Swinton, Elias Koteas, Taraji P. Henson, Jason Flemying
Director
David Fincher
ScreenplayEric Roth, Robin Swicord, based on the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald
MusicAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyClaudio Miranda
EditingKirk Baxter, Angus Wall
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byThe Kennedy/Marsh Company, Paramount Pictures, Sessions Payroll Management, Warner Bros. Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreRomantic, drama
LanguageInfrequent, moderate
NudityNone
SexModerate and mild, fairly frequent, implied
ViolenceMild, moderate, infrequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseAlcohol use and tobacco
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
1
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz
20
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden quote iconFor all its scope, emotion and unusual narrative, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button has no more lasting impact than your average romantic drama.
13
The Citizen
Natalie Bosman quote iconThe Curious Case Of Benjamin Button is not to be missed, even if only to see Pitt and Blanchett at their absolute best.
16
24.com
Ivan Sadler quote iconRarely has such an assemblage of talent produced such a tedious, lacklustre disappointment.
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a splendidly made film based on a profoundly mistaken premise.
13
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconDespite some minor flaws, it is undeniably engrossing and one of the more intriguing and emotionally resonant features of the 2008 holiday season.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconInteresting and captivating tale that's well-told and will likely earn its fair share of award nominations.
14
Metacritic.com
37 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
202 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconCurious Case of Benjamin Button is an epic fantasy tale with rich storytelling backed by fantastic performances.
14

What the People say

Internet
63363 Netizens quote iconAn Astonishing Rarity
17

Average .. 68%

14

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