Jan 06 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Boring!

Published by at 3:00 am under Your Movie Stinks


Thank God I was lucky enough to see this piece of crap for free thanks to an advance DVD. I think I may have literally gone insane had I seen it in a theater.

For the record, I wanted to see this movie and I wanted to like it. I really like most of David Fincher’s movies and I even like Brad Pitt. Side note: if you look up “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” on IMDB, Brad Pitt is not listed in the cast. Kind of a dis considering he is in every scene.

While watching this movie I had an uneasy feeling, the exact feeling I had while watching “Forrest Gump.” It’s a feeling I can only describe as being inappropriately touched by a tiny crowd of “Love Is” figurines while being force fed a bag of sugar. Benjamin Buttons might be the biggest “aw shucks” movie of all time, even more so than Gump. Oh by the way, guess why it reminded me of Forrest Gump? Both movies share the screenwriting magic of Eric Roth! Turd.

For a movie that tells the entire life story of a man, a man who ages in reverse no less, it’s incredibly BORING! Not to mention, this film clocks in at around 7 hours and 35 minutes. I took a 45 minute nap and had no problem picking up the action when I awoke because all I missed was a 45 minute scene of Brad Pitt drinking tea.

Go see The Wrestler instead. Great movie.

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8 comments so far

8 comments to “The Curious Case of Benjamin Boring!”

  1. Hilltopper Happeningon 06 Jan 2009 at 3:41 am

    How could anything titled The Curious Case of Benjamin Button be good?

  2. AngrySaron 06 Jan 2009 at 7:49 am

    It sounded too cutesy to me to want to see personally. Besides I saw “Jack” back in the 90’s and it sounded like the same kind of thing. I guess at least it was an original idea for a movie and not a stupid sequel, rehash of something already remade 3 times, or another superhero flick from the endless bin of superhero flicks. That’s good for something.
    I saw “Yes Man” last weekend on the other hand, it was pretty good.

  3. garbage mouthon 06 Jan 2009 at 11:18 am

    Don’t know if you were joking or not, but IMDB lists the casts the way the end credits lists them, and sometimes it’s in order of appearance, and Pitt doesn’t appear until 45 minutes in… he’s there, halfway down the page.

  4. hodanon 06 Jan 2009 at 4:33 pm

    this was the biggest caca fest ever! I never slept through a movie…ever! but old baby movie changed that. well done brad pitt you are now an actor.

  5. RBoneon 06 Jan 2009 at 4:53 pm

    My GF wanted to leave half-way through. Since it was her idea to see this steaming schmaltz pile, I decided to punish her by insuring her that it would get better when I knew in my heart it would not. I am cruel.

    Though I must say, I really liked the drunk tugboat captain and when Ol’ Daisy got her wing clipped. Take that ya smug bitch!

  6. Paul in St. Paulon 06 Jan 2009 at 6:02 pm

    It was an absolute Gump-Redux, something I didn’t see coming, or I’d never have done this to myself. I felt like I was watching a photoshopping lesson for the 100 minutes, since apparently Brad Pitt decided that the effects would be so mesmerizing he wouldn’t need to act. I also had horror flashbacks of Titanic – ungodly boring – because of the repeated storytelling cuts back to a dying old lady. I’ll give The Wrestler a chance on your recommendation. Mickey Rourke never fell out of graces with me, even when his career was at an all-time low, thanks to his toting a chihuahua all around town when Paris Hilton was still in junior high. HE’S the trendsetter.

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  8. Jeffon 09 Aug 2009 at 6:17 am

    Literally one of the stupidest movies I have ever been unfortunate enough to lay my eyes on! God this movie sucked! Right next to Slumdog Millionare….Terrible! I give them boith an F!!