The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

"Life isn't measured in minutes, but in moments."

At the beginning of this movie an elderly woman named Daisy is sitting on her deathbed with her daughter by her side. She asks her daughter to read from a diary. The diary is of Benjamin Button and it tells his life's story. When Benjamin was born he had the physical attributes of 88 year old man. His father was disgusted with the child. His mother did not survive the birth and so his father took it upon himself to take the baby and leave him on the steps of a nursing home.

When Benjamin finally learned to walk instead of using a wheelchair, he claims it as a miracle in his diary. He begins to use crutches to walk. On Thanksgiving 5 years after learning to walk with crutches, he no longer needs to use crutches but now uses a cane to walk.

It is then he meets a girl named Daisy whose grandmother lives in the nursing home. Benjamin gets a job on a tug boat and ends up meeting his father. Though he did meet his father, his father never explained who he was.

Benjamin takes on a long term work engagement on his tug boat and tells Daisy that he will keep in touch. The captain of the tugboat then voulenteers the men and boat to join the Navy. For their job they are put on scrap duty. There ship is attacked by a German submarine and only Ben and one other crew member survive the attack.

Soon, Ben reunites with Queenie and Daisy. Daisy attempts to seduce him but he refuses. He goes to visit his father who is terminally ill. While visiting his father, he comes clean to Ben about who he really is and before he dies leaves everything to Ben in his will.

As the movie progresses, Benjamin gets younger and younger with age and when he dies he physically looks like an infant. After Ben's story is told Caroline passes away in her bed.

PG-13
| 2008 | 2 hr 45 min | 7.8/10
Cast
Studio
Director
David Fincher
Language
English
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