I watched this movie on DVD for the first time last night and I liked it very much. My husband watched it with me and wasn't quite as enchanted with it as I was. He likes movies with a lot of action and special effects, and if a few superheroes are thrown in for good measure, that's OK too. I also like those kind of movies, but a movie with a good story to tell will appeal to me as well, as this one did.
This is a sad story. It tells of Benjamin Button, born an old man who is not expected to live. He fools everyone and grows younger as time passes. His mother dies in childbirth, his father gives him up by leaving him on the steps of a home for the elderly. He is adopted by Queenie, who loves him dearly and takes good care of him. Benjamin has a wondrous life and even finds love, but as he gets younger, the clock doesn't stop for him. He just continues to get younger, and younger, and younger, and that is where the problem lies.
I found this to be a very unique tale, based on a story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I liked the movie and will definitely watch it again. It is 165 minutes long, and the acting by Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Fleming, Elias Koteas and Tilda Swinton is superb. The makeup in this movie is also phenomenal.
My copy of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button does not have any special features, but the movie itself is so good that I really don't miss them. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in seeing a good and very different story that will leave you pondering when it is over.