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This week's reviewed movie is:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button




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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button shows a life lived in reverse.

Born old, he turns younger with age, but only in body.

His mind starts out as a child's and develops on schedule, putting him in old-fashioned eyeglasses and a wheelchair around the time he's learning to read.

I was fascinated with the wild transformation Brad undergoes in employing CGI with tons of makeup plus lots of bald wigs.

This film has a strange feel that it casts over you with a feat of lush romantic movie making and just the right amount of magical twists you've never seen before.

Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett excel in this unusual tale of life, love, and chance meetings -- a fable about wisdom and a story turned upside-down.

Benjamin Button is living his life backwards, from old age to infancy, and is there is anything to be learned, it is to live each moment to the fullest.

It's a bizarre, overly long film that is beautifully done -- like two ships that pass in the night.

This is a fantasy-type fairy tale, a sweeping broad-range long narrative film about a man born with an unusual condition that causes him to age in reverse: a man who ages backward and falls in love with a beautiful woman who grows older as he grows younger.

The director uses cutting-edge motion-capture technology to enable the star to single-handedly play the character at each point in his curious, bizarre life.

Every aspect of every age played on the screen is actor Brad Pitt's performance.

The movie is an emotional, entertaining fable.

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