You wouldn’t recognize that it is Brad Pitt. The story is interesting and I would still watch it even if Brad won’t be in the lead cast. The whole film is a long three hours but will keep you hooked and would want to see what will happen next.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story) movie set in New Orleans from the end of World War 1. Benjamin was thrown out by his dad disgusted by his appearance for he was born old looking. Add to the remorse that his mother died giving birth to him and due to some incurable ailment. But fortune was on Benjamin’s side that a Home-for-the-Aged keeper and believer sheltered him and raised him as her own.
Benjamin falls for and suffers heartache from different women in his life. He met great people who offered great friendships and taught him the joys of life and the sadness of death.
At a young age (although odd-looking) Benjamin seemed smart to be able to relate to people from different ages. He employed himself as a tag-boat crew to travel the world. He shared his life through his letters with his adopted mom and childhood sweetheart, Daisy (Cate Blanchett).
There are two stories happening in the film. One which is the narrating part, where this lady reads the diary for her dying mom about this man who was born under unusual circumstances. From the beginning of the dying mother’s story, the setting was depressing, where a son of a blind inventor died in the war. He invented a reversed clock badly wishing that time will run back to where his child was still with them.
Benjamin’s case is then based on the reversed clock.