2008-06-20

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) . . .

Yeah, okay, I'm the weird guy who really likes Brad Pitt. I've liked most of the movies he's done. I like that he can be charasmatic. I like that he takes chances with his roles. I like that he can play suave and debonaire in something like Ocean's 11. I like that he can play batsh!t insane in movies like 12 Monkies and Snatch. I like that he can play straight-stiff in movies like Seven and Meet Joe Black. I like his ability to slip into action like Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Fight Club. Sure, he's had some missteps such as Troy and The Devil's Own. But it is his willingness to step outside of what he does well that makes him so appealing to me. Heck, I even like his political activism.

Now, I have to admit that his ditching Jennifer Anniston to hook up with Angelina Jolie didn't sit well with me at the time, but he and Jolie seem to be in their own groove and oblivious to the rest of the world. They don't match up as a couple in my mind but they seem to fit together and they actually seem to try to use their celebrity to do good things in the world so I'm even starting to come around on that front a bit.

Anyway, to the point of this post, Pitt's next release will be The Curious Case of Benjamin Button this Christmas. And this film looks beautiful. I just hope that the obvious makeup and effects that are required to pull of the film do not pull me out of it. The story is about a man "born under unusual circumstances". That is, he is born as an ancient, shriveled little man and ages in reverse. Michelle, I particularly think you may enjoy this one. It is based on a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald written in 1922.

Link to trailer: My name is Benjamin Button

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3 comments:

Mommy to Ander and Wife to Box said...

How did you have time to do this entire post in your first fifteen minutes of work?

Sammy Jankis said...

Well, I just posted my second post at 10:30 and it showed up as 8:30. So, I do the math and assume I posted this one at 9:45, not 7:45.

Frog said...

Looks interesting. I definitely want to see it. I'm not a huge Brad Pitt fan. Don't know why... That film looks like it was filmed in New Orleans. Do you know if it was?