Sneak Peek: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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By Lauren Barth December 03, 2008
Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button explores the life of some one who is born an old man and ages backwards.Benjamin’s (Brad Pitt) life progresses in retrograde motion, from his birth at the close of World War I to his death at the start of the 21st century. During his backwards lifetime, he falls in love with an exquisite beauty named Daisy (Cate Blanchett). As deep and genuine as their love may be, Benjamin’s reverse biology makes a lasting union impossible. The miracle of the movie is that Benjamin embraces life fully and continuously moves forward on his journey. In doing so, he transcends the limitations of his fate.
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