I like to call that a date, as contrast to the routine work-home work-home life that we usually have. =p
Starring the supposedly irresistable Brad Pitt, and Cate Blanchett, this unusual tale tells of a guy who was born old, and ages backward.
The movie is about 160 minutes long, and justifiably so. How else can you tell the story of a person's lifetime?
The story starts with some side stories that gives a mystical justification about Benjamin's odd "illness". And then talks about his birth, his growth, his explorations, his romance, his outlook on life and death etc...
Brad Pitt puts in a critically acclaimed performance, playing a young "old man", and a old "young man". I shall not dwell too much into the details, but certain funny instances are injected into the show to loosen up this sometimes sombre show.
This is one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever seen, with intricate side stories for the sharp-eyed. In fact, the last 2 nice love stories I watched are "The Notebook" and "Titanic". (OK, I must admit that I watch mostly horor shows with Wifey) There's plenty of crappy lovey dovey movies around, but this sure is worth every dollar I spent.
A curious tale, a great benchmark for future stories to come.
Would you rather age backwards, or age normally?
My wife and I had the same answer.
What about you?
About the Author: Shingo T says that all guys out there should bring their wives and mistresses to watch this show.