The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Life isn't measured in minutes, but in moments
Directed by: David Fincher
Starring     : Bradd Pitt,Cate Blanchett,Tilda Swinton
Runtime     : 166 minutes
WI's rating : 8.5

Benjamin Button:Your life is defined by its opportunities... even the ones you miss.

What make this life feel essential and meaningful are the people we love have a limited time on this earth. Then will life still look the same if someone saw the reverse? In this case was born old and die young? Born in 1918 with oddity that is look old when young; Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) must live life in reverse, started a life as an elder and ended as a youth. He witnessed many things, even fall in love with Daisy(Cate Blanchett), a woman he knew for many years.
Daisy: You're so young.
                           Benjamin Button: Only on the outside.

Maybe if we see life in reverse and contradictory way,the handsomeness and wrinkle at his eye as indicator maturity to be crushed and humanity is released from physical restraint, can be an idea that can tell about the meaning of life. This film tried to show us the happiness and sincere desire to live without having tied the stream of life. Benjamin realized that the miracle that happened to him can be a blessing that allowed him to more clearly see the life.


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