Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Curious Case Indeed

No spoilers are contained in this entry. In the movie, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", Brad Pitt plays the role of a man who was born old and is getting younger. The movie starts off with a clock maker who wishes he could bring back his dead son, so he makes a clock that runs backward in honor of the fallen sons of war. I enjoyed that the movie, in a very creative and epic way, dealt with the common bond between all men: human life moves in an irreversible direction toward death. Instead of growing old and having regrets like the old people around Benjamin, he grows younger, and as he does he forgets where he has been and what he has done. Growing old and remembering our past actions and having regrets is a picture of what is to come. All will give an account for their actions, and growing old is a whisper of that reality. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", is a curious case indeed. I highly recommend this movie.

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