7. Februar 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

I just got home from the movies. I can't recall ever seeing such a moving film. It was the first time ever (!) that I had to (not chose to) stay in my seat after a movie. I wasn't able to speak or think. I was fighting floods of tears which wanted to stream down my face. I wasn't ready to enter the real world again. I've never felt that way after a movie. I have never been touched like this by a film. This sounds so cheesy but I don't know how else to describe it.

Benjamin: It's a funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You'll realize what's changed is you.

Benjamin: Your life is defined by its opportunities... even the ones you miss.

Benjamin: [Voice over; letter to his daughter] For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

Not only the best film of the year, one of the greatest films ever made
Rex Reed, New York Observer

An historic achievement, a masterful piece of cinema
Anne Thompson, Variety

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