My review of Benjamin Button:
Watching David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button reminded me of a giving a friend a birthday card with an elaborate joke on the outside and nothing on the inside. The card was funny in context, but the movie leaves you wanting more. David Fincher and writer Eric Roth have transformed F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story into a nearly three-hour movie; that sound you hear is the huffing and puffing of a movie that wants to be taken much more seriously than it deserves to be.
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