The curious case of Benjamin Button

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David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's story, re-teams the director with Brad Pitt, who takes on the title role. What makes Button such a curious case is that when he is born in New Orleans just after World War I, he is already in his eighties, and proceeds to live his life aging in reverse. This sweeping film follows the character's unusual life into the 21st century as he experiences joy and sadness, loves lost and found, and the meaning of timelessness. Cate Blanchett co-stars along with Tilda Swinton, Elias Koteas, and Julia Ormond. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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display_description Daisy Fuller Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that Hurricane Katrina hits. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud from the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life. The unusual aspect of his life is that he ages backwards, being born an old man. He is diagnosed with several aged diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time. Daisy Fuller Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that Hurricane Katrina hits. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud from the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life. The unusual aspect of his life is that he ages backwards, being born an old man. He is diagnosed with several aged diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by Thomas Button, his biological father, after Benjamin's biological mother dies in childbirth, Benjamin is raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors' home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when they finally match up in age. Some of the revelations in Benjamin's diary are difficult for Caroline to read.
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title_display The curious case of Benjamin Button
title_full The curious case of Benjamin Button / Paramount Pictures & Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by David Fincher, The curious case of Benjamin Button [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures & Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by David Fincher, The curious case of Benjamin Button [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production, a David Fincher film ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin ; directed by David Fincher ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth
title_short The curious case of Benjamin Button
topic_facet Adoptive parents, Aging, Diaries, Diseases, Fitzgerald, F. Scott, French language materials, Human beings, Infants, Man-woman relationships, Niños lactantes, Relaciones hombre-mujer, Spanish language materials
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