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When fiction becomes reality !
Apr 14, 2009 07:46 AM 1982 Views

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One of the most well presented , well plotted and well narrated movies I have ever seen till date. First and foremost , every movie lover should at least see this movie once to know the true standards of cinema in its real sense.


Benjamin Button - Played by Brad Pitt. Benjamin is the name given to an old "infant" when he is found abandoned at a lady's house steps. He was actually born to a British family and his mom died while giving birth to him at the night of the offset of World War- I.


He looked absolutely like an old man in his 80's with wrinkled skin , wasted muscles and lean body. His father thought of him as a "monster" and left him somewhere alone , where he gets spotted by this young lady who does his upbringing like his real mother. Initially he has only his first name but later on when his father spots him and tells him the reality , he gets his full name.


Benjamin is so unlike other kids of his age. Why? Coz he progresses as his life moves forwards , in a way that he gets more younger with each passing day. He life graph starts in the descending order and thus when he gets 20 yrs younger , his friends gets 20 years old... the story is all about him seeing his near and dear ones reaching an age of maturity and then ultimately dying ...him being unable to choose and make friends coz of his unique and curious condition , his decisions about his fate and career.


His falling in love with a girl , getting married and then being scared of not being able to raise a kid coz he and his kid would then be of same age in terms of mind and body which would be difficult for his wife to handle and then his leaving his family with all his financial assets and bank savings for them , only to live a life of his own without troubling anyone.


The movie runs in flashback motion , read in the form of a diary by his own daughter when she grows up , to his aged and ill wife ( and her mother ) who is on the verge of death. By far , this would be Brad's finest movie ever. His expressions , his dialogue delivery , his screen presence is all worth a watch and am sure you would never ever see him again like this.


Daisy - Played by Cate Blanchett. The love of Benjamin's life ...right from the moment he saw her first. When he was 5 but looked 85 and she was also 5 and as pretty as a girl could ever be. Their love , chemistry and understanding is at par with the best. Very well played role from her.


Along the journey , Benjamin meets a lot of people , somebody's else's wife at a hotel whom he falls for , an old man who is struck by lighting seven times , his boss on ship who is full of life and dies at a war front there only , his real father who tells him why he left him after his birth and also passes him all his property and few more.


The movie is a real treat to watch with many scenes which are not to be missed. I really wish I was able to portray the movie in words , but I really think I don't have those standards to do so. I came out of the theatre crying and I feel myself too small to rate or comment on such a nice and commendable movie . It would be an insult to it already. Some might compare the accent of Benjamin to Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump and also the movie to be alike in some aspects but I really don't agree.


All those who want to experience the real cinema , devoid of nudity but at the same time shows and conveys love at its best , some humorous acts in pieces which are really able to make you laugh , real pain of death and feel of the helplessness in life , dramatic sequences threaded in a beautiful and breathtaking way , beautiful locales and that too in its black and white shades , last but not the least , a realistically fictional movie but it doesn't make you feel the fiction even for once. Hats off to the makeup artists and the actors who have done it so nicely. Overall , you will miss something if you miss this :)


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