director: David Fincher
starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond, Taraji P. Henson
There are movies you’ll go see having heard next to nothing about, perhaps only having seen the poster or a brief trailer while watching television. I knew very little about Benjamin Button prior to heading into the theater, other than it starred Pitt and was directed by Fincher. The latter is pretty much enough to get me into the theater, Fincher being one of my favorite directors. But it’s always nice to have your faith rewarded with an outstanding moviegoing experience. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was a highly enjoyable experience, and it is most certainly on my official top ten list for 2008 (were there an actual, official top ten list penned by yours truly, you’d surely have seen it by now….OR WOULD YOU HAVE?!).