Claire, my sister Jessica and I went to see the Curious Case of Benjamin Button on Monday night. ***Warning...some spoilers below***
It is up for all kinds of awards, including the Golden Globe "Best Picture" nomination.
Did I miss something? It is a bad Forrest Gump.
Man is afflicted. Man sees the world. Man bumps into fantastical people and has fantastical journeys. Man goes to war, makes a friend, looses a friend. Man inherits a business, makes lots of money, gives it away. Man gets girl pregnant and worries the baby will be sick like him.
I could go on and on with the similarities.
Wait, did someone just say that the screen writer of Forrest Gump was also the lead writer for this movie...ahhh it is all making sense now.
Look, the characters are not likable. They are selfish, self-loathing and nasty little people. None of us were rooting for them.
I am bummed, because I thought I was going to see a good movie. Instead, I got a lecture about making lemonade out of lemons and that there is comfort in sleeping around.
I think I will go watch the real Forrest Gump.
After writing this, I found a little "name that film" write-up...maybe I should be a reviewer.
For the record, according to Claire who did grow up in SE Louisiana and might know a thing or two about accents, the actors was terrible.