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Benjamin Button Appeals to Teen Critic

Brad Pitt stars as a man who ages in reverse in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount)

By Janeane White

The Curious Case of Mr. Benjamn Button (opened on December 25 throughout San Diego) is amovie about a woman (Cate Blanchett) lying on her deathbed and having her daughter (Julie Ormond) read to her from a diary of a man named Benjamn Buttton (Brad Pitt). It is a story of his life and how he was born an old man and grew younger. It is his life how he remembers it. By reading the diary, the daughter learns secrets about her mother that she had never known, and one about herself that she couldn't imagine. Benjamn at a young age or rather old age (he was only seven but looked like he was 90) sees a younge girl who is the granddaughter of a lady who lives in the home where he stays. He falls in love with her but because of his appearance he is basically forbidden to be with her. Then when he is seventeen (but looks like he is in his 70s) he leaves to find a life for himself. The young girl tells him to write a postcard to her from each place he goes and he does. All through his life he finds a way to keep in touch with her. Finally, he is able to be with her when they are in the middle of life and look to be about the same age. At this point they are inseperable until they have a child.

I loved Benjamin Button . It was almost three hours long but totally worth it. It has a sad ending but an overall amazing story. The thought of an infant being born looking like an old man and then instead of aging grows to be young is just amazing. I liked how the story was told through a diary and how all sorts of secrets are found out by the woman's daughter. & I thought the story line was awsome and I loved the fact that the producers and director took their time and added all the scenes that they did. I felt that just about every scene was needed to make this film amazing. It didn't bother me that it was such a long movie. I believe this film is definitely worth spending your money on. I think everyone should see this movie at some point in their lives. &

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is rated PG-13 for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking.

& --Janeane White is a senior at Mount Miguel High School. She enjoys movies and spends all her time at the theater. She is also interested in special effects makeup done in the movies. She is an honors student and is currently working towards early graduation. Some of her favorite movies include Queen of the Damned, Hellboy, The Descent, the Underworld series, and the Saw series.

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