The Curious Case of Benjamin Button script reviewed
There is an incredibly detailed review online for the script of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, the film from David Fincher starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com).
The story is about a man who starts to age backwards when, in 1860, he is born as an old man. The screenplay is written by Eric Roth who penned such great scripts as The Good Shepherd, Munich, Ali, The Insider, Forrest Gump, and a few I really shouldn't mention such as The Postman!
The review is rather interesting, although it does repeat itself a few times and also mentions Tilda Swanson who they say should have a turning point in their career from this film. I think they mean Tilda Swinton, who is to my knowledge in no need of a turning point at all.
However, forgive the review a few patchy areas, and realise that these script reviews can be based on older versions of scripts than the one the film may be working on, and they can be rather interesting and informative. Here's a few of the comments from the review at Collider:
“Plot lines come and go, occasionally resurfacing, but usually sinking off into the abyss. This dream like quality is a strength, but at the current length, it makes the whole film rather daunting...
...the film does not follow the book closely at all...the screenplay manages to capture the basic, evocative nature of first love and loves lost. It is funny, touching, and sometimes even deep...
...it feels a bit like a more high end Big Fish or The Adventures of Barron Munchausen.”
I'd almost forgotten about this film, and the review suggests it's going to be good, especially when you consider David Fincher, Eric Roth, Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton and Julia Ormond are all involved.
Has anyone read the The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and can talk about the story? How does it match to the review, and what did you think of the tale? Will it make a good film?