Friday, January 02, 2009

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Buttons

Random thoughts as I watched The Curious Case Of Benjamin Buttons, my favorite Brad Pitt flick since A River Runs Through It:

  • Life isn't determined by fate, or kismet or some all-knowing-guy with a white beard. Instead, life is about recognizing and seizing opportunity;
  • Hope I'm as hot looking at 70 as Pitt is in this flick;
  • Cate Blanchett at 23 is selfish, arrogant and whimsical. What does Benjamin see in her?
  • Note to self: Live more in the moment in 2009;
  • Ah, we're supposed to be selfish, arrogant and whimsical in our youth;
  • Damn, Brad Pitt at 40 is much hotter than I was at 30;
  • Note to self: Figure out quickly why I'm obsessed with how hot Brad Pitt is in this movie!
  • This is a great story, told brilliantly with incredible effects and remarkable acting;
  • Sacrifice for those you love is a noble thing to do.
  • Mrs. Film Geek cries hard at movies, but she doesn't make fun of me when I do, too.


Suzy said...

I'm with you, Geeky! Brad Pitt was HOT!!! This movie was exactly what I needed before 2009 hit. I especially enjoyed the lightening bolt man...

Hoyt said...

Answer to #3: Cate Blanchett is pretty hot at age 23! Seriously, though, I wish Brad Pitt would take more challenging roles like this film. He's not only hot, but he's got the acting chops.

The Film Geek said...

I hear ya, Suzy! That shot of him on the motorcycle was dreamy! :)

Hoyt: Agreed. That's why I was reminded of A River here. The guy has the goods.

Stanton said...

My thoughts as I watch this movie:


1 part "The Notebook"
1 part "Forrest Gump"
1 Part "The Green Mile"
1 part "Titanic"

Shake well, half-bake. Serve with hot co-stars so no one notices how ridiculous the movie actually is.

The Film Geek said...

Really? 'Cause, I went in expecting that, and it didn't happen. Sure, it was sappy, but...

You mean, you didn't cry? :)

Stanton said...

No, I didn't cry and I didn't think Brad Pitt was hot.

I'm manly that way.

The Film Geek said...

Dude, I've seen you well up over how finely the slaw is chopped. You got no room to talk. :)

coffee said...

Cate Blanchett with a southern accent FTW; but Benjamin Button kept dragging on, always pausing dramatically on Brad Pitt's face, a lot like Meet Joe Black, FTL