The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008
Like this movie
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008
Life can only be understood backward. It must be lived forward.
Plot: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Story: On the day that Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, elderly Daisy Williams (nee Fuller) is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life, the primary unusual aspect of which was his aging backwards, being diagnosed with several aging diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival, but who does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by his biological father, Thomas Button, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth, Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident at that home, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives...
Did you know: The character of Daisy was named Hildegarde Moncrief in F. Scott Fitzgerald's original short story. The name change is likely a nod to the female lead in Fitzgerald's best-known work, The Great Gatsby.
Release date: 25 December 2008
User Votes: 7.8
Countries: USA,
MPAA Rating: image
Runtime: 166 minutes
Oscars: 3
Watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button trailers
Similar movies to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Baby Boy - 2001
Nelly - 2016
Where the Boys Are - 1960
Madea's Family Reunion - 2006
Ghost - 1990
Lady Macbeth - 2016
"Hawaii Five-0" Pono Kaulike - 2015
The Cement Garden - 1993
The Dreamers - 2003
Outbreak - 1995