The Curious case of Benjamin Button [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by David Fincher.
Contributor(s): Kennedy, Kathleen | Marshall, Frank | Chaffin, Ceán | Roth, Eric | Swicord, Robin | Fincher, David | Pitt, Brad | Blanchett, Cate | Henson, Taraji P | Ormond, Julia | Flemyng, Jason | Koteas, Elias | Swinton, Tilda | Desplat, Alexandre | Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott). Curious case of Benjamin Button | Paramount Pictures Corporation | Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ) | Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)Material type: FilmLanguage: English, French, Spanish Summary language: English, French, Spanish Original language: English Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, Description: 1 videodisc (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inISBN: 1415748616; 9781415748619Subject(s): Infants -- Diseases -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Drama | Human beings -- Aging -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Drama | Adoptive parents -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Drama | Diaries -- Drama | Niños lactantes -- Luisiana -- Nueva Orleans -- Teatro | Relaciones hombre-mujer -- Luisiana -- Nueva Orleans -- Teatro | Fiction filmsGenre/Form: Fantasy films. | Detective and mystery films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Feature films.DDC classification: 791.43/72 LOC classification: PN1997.2 | .C87 2009
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Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Music, Alexandre Desplat.
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemying, Elias Koteas, Tilda Swinton.
Daisy Fuller Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that Hurricane Katrina hits. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud from the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life. The unusual aspect of his life is that he ages backwards, being born an old man. He is diagnosed with several aged diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by Thomas Button, his biological father, after Benjamin's biological mother dies in childbirth, Benjamin is raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors' home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident, 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 they finally match up in age. Some of the revelations in Benjamin's diary are difficult for Caroline to read.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking.
DVD, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.