• The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Release Date: December 25th, 2008

DVD Release Date: May 5th, 2009

PG-13 |2 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flickers in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer (Cate Blanchett). Though he has all sorts of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy, and the hope that they will come together at the right time, that drives Benjamin forward.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemyng, Mahershala Ali, Jared Harris, Elias Koteas

Director: David Fincher

Genres: Romance , Fantasy , Drama

Production Co: Kennedy/Marshall

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Friend , Hospital , Daughter , Death , Moving , Growing up , Emotional , Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Question: Is life still like a box of chocolates if you're going in reverse? The answer, in the case of the curiously Gumpian The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, is a gooey yes. show more

  • 100
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Superbly made and winningly acted by Brad Pitt in his most impressive outing to date. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Benjamin Button is all of a visionary piece, and it's a soul-filling vision. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Art Direction
Winner Visual Effects
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Winner Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Makeup
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)