Jan 1, 2009
We just watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Correction: we just watched the first 32 minutes of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Cynics said this movie was smarmy and contrived, another vanity project for Brad Pitt; some went so far to say it was poorly written, badly acted, and laughingly predictable. Those cynics? were us.
The Esq explains: "If Forrest Gump pooped, and that poop pooped, that is what this movie would be."
I agree. I understand what they were going for, but I felt the charmingly pointless vignettes were foisted upon me. I felt foisted upon. I also knew most of the lines, because cliches are always easy to remember. This felt like a freshman effort, something he did before Forrest Gump. It's like a Forrest Gump redux. Not impressed, but happy I didn't spend money on it in the theater. Watch at your peril.
Now we're off to try the movie, Choke.