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Published on 18 Jan 2009
http://www.cuffmasters.com : Brad Pitt is back in this award winning drama. It won a ton of Golden globes so maybe his long desired Oscar is on the way, showing he is more that just a pretty boy.
Plot ==== Loosely based on an F. Scott Fitzgerald story, this romantic drama tells the tale of Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt), born in 1918 in New Orleans as a baby with wrinkles, cataracts, and arthritis.
Benjamin will age backwards, getting younger as he watches those around him growing older. Included in that group are his adoptive mother, Queenie (Taraji P. Henson), and Daisy (Cate Blanchett), the love of his life whom he meets when she is just a little girl and he is an old man. They age in reverse, but despite Benjamin's globe-trotting adventures, their lives repeatedly intersect.
The script from Oscar winner Eric Roth bears more than a few hallmarks in common with his earlier work on FORREST GUMP: both adaptations cross decades and continents. But BENJAMIN's script or even the fine acting aren't its most impressive accomplishment; the technology--both CGI and makeup--used to make Benjamin and Daisy age are remarkable, and makes the film entirely believable, but they're certainly aided by fine performances from both Pitt and Blanchett.
Starring ======== Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button Cate Blanchett as Daisy Fuller Taraji P. Henson as Queenie Julia Ormond as Caroline Jason Flemyng as Thomas Button Mahershalalhashbaz Ali as Tizzy Jared Harris as Captain Mike Elias Koteas as Monsieur Gateau Ed Metzger as Theodore Roosevelt Phyllis Somerville as Grandma Fuller Josh Stewart as Pleasant Curtis Tilda Swinton as Elizabeth Abbott Spencer Daniels as Benjamin Button Age 12 Elle Fanning as Daisy Age 6 Madisen Beaty as Daisy Age 11