The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Synopsis: On the day that Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, elderly Daisy Williams (nee Fuller) is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life, the primary unusual aspect of which was his aging backwards, being diagnosed with several aging diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival, but who does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by his biological father, Thomas Button, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth, Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident at that home, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when in age they finally match up. Some of the revelations in
Director(s): David Fincher
Production: Paramount
  Won 3 Oscars. Another 77 wins & 155 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Metacritic:
70
Rotten Tomatoes:
72%
PG-13
Year:
2008
166 min
$127,490,802
Website
192 Views

-Miss Simone messed herself.

Sweet Jesus! She got to stop

doing that, or it's diapers for her.

-I'll be right there!

-C'mon, it's awful nice out here.

Come out back for a moment,

take your mind off things.

What in God's name...!?

Oh, the Lord done

something here...!

I hope I didn't hurt it none,

steppin' on it like that.

We best leave that for

the police. -Oh, baby.

I'll go.

It's for sure nobody wanted

to keep it. Come on, baby.

Quennie!

-Hold your water!

I'll be back.

She went and messed

herself all over again...

Jane Childress, start her a bath.

And mind your own

business, Mrs Duprey.

You'll be messing yourself

soon enough.

Somebody stole my necklace.

OK, Mrs Hollister, I'll be right

with you. Go on back upstairs.

You are as ugly as an old pot,

but you still a child of God.

Queenie, she won't go

take a bath without you.

Mercy... I'll be right there!

You just wait right

here for me, okay?

My sister gave me those pearls.

I can't find them anywhere.

Somebody's been

stealing my jewelry.

They are right here,

Mrs Hollister. See?

Right around your pretty

white neck. Now come on.

Your heart is strong. You want

to avoid any undue stimulation.

I trust you ladies will

help me out with that?

I've never seen anything like it,

nearly blind from cataracts.

I'm not sure if he can hear,

bones indicate severe arthritis.

His skin has lost all elasticity

and his hands and feet are ossified.

He shows all the deterioration,

the infirmities not of

a newborn, but of a man

well in his eighties on his way

to the grave. -He's dying?

His body's failing him

before his life's begun.

Where did he come from?

-It's my sister's child.

From Lafayette. She had

an unfortunate adventure.

Poor child, he got the worse of it.

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Eric Roth

Eric Roth (born March 22, 1945) is an American screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Forrest Gump (1994). He also co-wrote the screenplays for several Oscar-nominated films: The Insider (1999), Munich (2005), and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). more…

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