We come to this world the same way we leave - alone — 4 years ago
For starters, I must say that almost 3 hours were a bit too much, even if the story did go through one lifetime in that time. The storyline just didn’t have enough content to keep the scenes interesting and many times it felt like they were extended too much, too slow motion. That put aside, the film was fantastic!
The story was beautiful, intriguing, peculiar, melancholic. Sometimes the scenes seemed to drag on a bit too long, but the last hour or so was so so beautiful and it pretty much made up for the first part of the film which I, for one reason or another, found a bit dull.
I think there could have been less interruptions to Benjamin’s story, cutting back to ‘real life’ (to the hospital) so often was unnecessary but again, as the story went on it became clearer and clearer why we were shown the dying mother and her daughter so often – they were very much part of the story as well. Still I thought it was irritating that there were so many interruptions.
Seeing Benjamin go through his life, getting younger as everybody else around him grew older, it was all just so sad. And his final scene, the way he died, it was so pure and innocent and at the same time so very heartbreaking.
To add all this the exceptionally beautiful music composed by Alexandre Desplat, I can’t help but like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, it had certain depth, and it got me thinking. Not many Hollywood films do that these days. :)