New on DVD

New on DVD

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Rated PG-13 for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking
Available on DVD and Blu-ray

Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) is born into the world as an old man.  Over the course of a lifetime he ages in reverse, while all the while trying to connect with the people that come into his life.  This epic tale by director David Fincher (Fight Club) and screenwriter Eric Roth (Forest Gump) takes on so many genres that it’s hard to categorize.  It’s probably first and foremost a drama, but it is also very romantic, extremely funny, and it has a fantasy feel to it.  Everything about this film screams Oscar, however, with Slumdog Millionaire as its competition, the only trophies it took home on the big night were for make-up, visual effects, and art direction.  This, however, doesn’t make me adore the film any less.  After the dust has settled, I still consider it to be the best film of 2008, and a must own for 2009.  A+

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