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The 100 Best Movies of the 2000's: 40-31

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31. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher, 2008)

Benjamin Button

Many people were quick to point out that Benjamin Button was extremely similar in structure to Forrest Gump, perhaps because they were written by the same writer.  However, I would argue that Button is a better film, largely by virtue of having a better director, one who knows that in order to elicit tears, my heartstrings don’t have to be pulled, they have to be broken.

The tragic story of a man aging in reverse, Button is a movie about Time and the things we do with it.  I’m not an easy person to make cry in a movie, but the finale of this film reduced me to a gibbering mess, which I’m only a bit ashamed to admit.  Also, Cate Blanchett is adorable in it, and Brad Pitt is Brad Pitt, so there’s something for everybody!

30-21 are comin’ atcha soon!

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