There are a few spoilers in this post if you want to watch it first.
So, I watched the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” last night with Jaime and my brother. I had never seen it and didn’t know anything about the movie. Well, that’s not true, I knew he ages backwards, but that was it. I’m not sure what kind of movie I expected it to be, but I was not prepared for a love story.
Especially such a sad love story. By the end of the movie, I was bawling! No, not ballin’, like those thug-losers say, but bawling.
Amusing sidenote, the first time I heard someone say they were “ballin’” I was soo confused! I finally asked them why they kept saying that they were crying when they obviously weren’t. They looked at me like I was the stupid one. Needless to say, I got a brief and crude definition of their slang and they learned that “ballin’” sounds a lot like a real word that implies that they are crybabies.
I really, really enjoyed watching the movie and it’s definitely worth the buy if you don’t already have it or haven’t seen it, but be warned: It is a very sad love story.
Raise your hand if you remember “Titanic.” *watches as everyone on the Internet raises their virtual hand* Okay, cool. Do you remember how that movie was done? With the old lady telling the story? Well, that’s kind of how this movie is done.
The old lady (Daisy, the main female character) tells parts of the story and the parts that she doesn’t tell are read from Benjamin Button’s diary by their daughter. Oh, and this is how the daughter finds out that her dad is not her biological father.
Oh, and it’s based in New Orleans, so they throw in some stupid junk about Hurricane Katrina throughout the movie. The TV is on in the background whenever they show the “present” time and it’s always on either the weather channel or the news with nothing but weather coverage. It’s a bit pointless, in my opinion, but I guess they wanted to tie the very last scene to something that some people consider totally tragic. (Let’s just leave it at that and not get me started on what I think about what happened.)
Obviously, after watching the movie for a little while, you start to realize what must happen in the movie before it ends. And it does happen. Benjamin continues to grow younger until he dies. What I didn’t expect was that… Hmm, I think my next thoughts would be giving away too much.
Oh well, the movie is definitely worth the time and cost, so by all means, watch it and enjoy. Just remember that if you’re anything like me, you’ll end up crying your eyes out and telling people not to say “you’re cute when you’re crying” like I had to do. :-)