Saturday, January 3, 2009

Benjamin Button

I got to watch "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" yesterday. I have been waiting for this movie ever since I heard about it, and the wait was worth it. Benjamin Button ages forward mentally, but backwards physically. The movie has good performances from Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. The story is extremely creative and the film is well directed. Its 2.5 hour length might be a problem to some people but it did not bother me at all. In fact, I did not want the movie to end - but it is tough to continue the story after the protagonist is dead. Another thing that I was impressed by are the dialogues in the movie. Few of the ones I love (more or less accurate):

  • For what it’s worth, it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit ... start whenever you want … you can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that stop you. I hope you feel things that you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. - Benjamin Button
  • I know the circumstances and I've accepted that. Loving you is worth all of it. -Daisy
  • We are defined by opportunities even the ones we miss.
  • We were meant to lose people we love. How else would we know how important they are?
  • I was thinking how nothing lasts, and what a shame that is
  • Life can only be understood looking backward. It must be lived forward.
  • It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed, is you.
  • Along the way you bump into people who make a dent on your life. Some people get struck by lightning. Some are born to sit by a river. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim the English Channel. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people can dance.
Watch this movie!