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Old 12-27-2008, 03:20 PM   #31
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Just got back from it, loved it as well.
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Had breakfast with a friend this morning who just saw this movie and said it was just ok , that is was way too long. But then he's a guy. I wouldn't mind sitting for a couple hours watching the likes of Brad Pitt up on a big cinema screen.
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Had breakfast with a friend this morning who just saw this movie and said it was just ok , that is was way too long. But then he's a guy. I wouldn't mind sitting for a couple hours watching the likes of Brad Pitt up on a big cinema screen.
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Lazarus, U2popmofo, LemonMacphisto, Dalton and I are all guys, and we all loved it.
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I saw the original quote.

Enjoy seeing it with your pretty friend.
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I saw the original quote.

Enjoy seeing it with your pretty friend.
I could be bias, she is a friend.

But, if she wants to go to a Bi-Curious movie, I'm there
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I just got back from seeing it. I cried more than laz and NSW.

What a beautiful movie.
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The woman next to my friend was sobbing really loudly.

I cried throughout that movie. I admit, I cry during movies, but this one was even worse than normal.
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I knew I was in trouble when I got choked up when his dad was running through the streets with him in his arms - that poor little baby.

And then in the present scene, when you realize Katrina is bearing down on New Orleans.

It was just an extended series of me getting all verklempt.

It wasn't a perfect movie by any means - I had a few nitpicks. But overall, I did love it.

And dear god, Cate Blanchett was exquisitely beautiful in it.
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You had nitpicks? Wha?????

The first time I teared up was when Benjamin first mentions that he's not as old as he looks, not sure why.
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It wasn't a perfect movie by any means - I had a few nitpicks. But overall, I did love it.
I agree

can't say I loved it. But, I did like it.
Good film making. Cate is always great.

She is very pretty.
But, lets be real - the young Cate and young Brad (teen age one) are obviously digitally altered images.
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Very few nitpicks.

I thought the two bits with the hummingbird were a little unnecessary (too Forrest Gump, as I think someone else may have mentioned earlier). That's the main one.

The other was that while I totally almost lost it when he shows up again in New Orleans as a child showing signs of dementia ... if he's getting younger, why dementia? He was "old" as a baby, with all the physical afflictions. Why would he be having dementia as he gets very young? Were all the "old" afflictions purely physical, but any mental deterioration not show up until he is "young"? Should we understand that his mind was opposite from his body - mind is old when body is young and vice versa?

It's not enough to distract from my love of the movie - just something that made me think "wait a minute ..."

I was wondering about teenage Benjamin as well - when he returns after vanishing from Daisy and Caroline's life, I couldn't tell if it was make-up or digital, but either way, he looked amazingly young. I don't care if it was digital manipulation - I thought they did a great job. Ditto the younger Daisy - it was obviously still Cate Blanchett, and whatever they did to make her look very young, she looked stunning.
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Should we understand that his mind was opposite from his body - mind is old when body is young and vice versa?
I kind of thought that was the whole point? Or I'm way out to pasture.

I was bothered by teenage Daisy (the one where Benjamin left the old folks' home) and the fact she didn't have blue eyes. They were very obviously brown and it's a little thing, but it bugged.
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A child's brain has less capacity than an adults.

A brain getting younger would have less information stored in it.

They also, kind of eluded to this when he was having the fling with the swimmer in Russia.
He said it was more fun each time.
That is the process in reverse, or so I have been told.

One of my nitpicks is that the baby looked like a rubber doll. Like a very cheap prop.
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