Monday, February 02, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

One of those movies you puzzle over long after it ends. So rich in symbolism (much of which I'm still pondering) and yet such a elementary story.

Very well done. Even though I knew objectively as I was watching it that it's central conceit is not possible, that fact was never an obstacle to the story.

The performances across the board were strong.

A life lived backwards. The wisdom of age coupled with the physicality of youth. Isn't that what many wish for?

How similar the end of life is to the beginning.

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