I re-watched David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and there was so much that I realized that I missed from my first initial viewing. I had forgotten the significance of the clock that turned backwards and that Benjamin had a daughter with Daisy. I was completely surprised at these additions and asked myself if I really did watch it the first time around or just skimmed it?
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is about a man named Benjamin (Brad Pitt) who is born old and keeps getting younger as the years past. He meets and befriends Daisy (Cate Blanchett) when he is physically an old man but is actually seven years old and immediately falls in love with her. When he turns 17 he heads out into the world and experiences a series of adventures and the love of a woman. He still has feelings for Daisy who is also living her own separate life and he sets out to reclaim that love while dealing with his reverse aging.
David Fincher is a favorite director of mine to which I have watched all of his movies and the Netflix online show “House of Cards” which he was involved with. His penchant for dark tones in his films caught my eye especially while watching “The Social Network”. He does a tremendous job with his source material and tries to show that human life is precious.
The cast also deliver great performances especially Brad Pitt who portrays Benjamin as a honest man who never loses his integrity no matter what situation he is in.