First movie event for 2009, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button movie premiere and lovely cocktails at the Gateway Cineplex.
The hors d'oeuvres were perfect to prepare guests for the 3 hour movie. 3 hours of Brad Pitt and 3 hours of amazing cinematography. Throughout the movie, I felt like I was staring at a renaissance painting. The costumes, the set, and the words used were all works of art.
The way they transformed Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchet as they were aging is amazing, this made me curious after all. I wouldn't mind growing old like Cate Blanchett does. Yet, in the movie, Brad Pitt aka Benjamin Button faces a great ordeal on how to live a normal life.
Based on a book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, expect no less than mental stimulation. The movie left me thinking about Benjamin's challenging fate while making me reflect on my own age and life as well. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a movie about aging, a reality and challenge that each of us face. The question is, how are you going to live your life and when are the best years of your life. At which point or age did you consider yourself perfect?
Honestly, I had mental overload after the movie. I am a thinking person and I could just feel my brain cells throbbing as I walked home. The issue on age, the jokes and stereotypes surrounding it are an everyday thing. Yet, each person knows deep in their hearts that age is just a number - unlike love or passion that stays for many years.
If you've reached this part then smart ones, watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Be sure to bring your smartest date for an ultimate intelligent discourse when the curtain rolls down.
Special thanks to Warner Brothers for another remarkable screening :)