It was nominated for 13 academy awards so I thought, wow it should be pretty good. Plus, Brad was pretty good in the other movie Burn After Reading, so I decided to go see the Curious Case of Benjamin Button yesterday. It was housecleaner day so I had an excuse. What a dire mistake that was. I sat there for the whole three hours but almost left twice I was so bored. The only time I laughed was at the end when the credits (finally!) came on and it said the film was based on the "short story" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. How do you turn a short story into a three hour snooze fest? And Pitt is nominated for best actor? Are we awarding it for the most stoic and monotone performance? Because although we saw plenty of neat make-up on Brad, we saw no range of emotion. Monotone. Stoic. Ugh! The whole time I felt like I was talking to someone who was telling me a story and I wanted them to hurry up and get to the point, what is the purpose of your story, c'mon let's go! No. There was really no point except to watch Brad age backwards. Lame! (As might be my use of exclamation points this morning.)
I've only seen three of the nominated films, Milk, this piece of crap and Slumdog Millionaire. Slumdog was the best movie I've seen in years so I'm pretty sure it will win. I didn't see the Reader nor Frost/Nixon, so I could be talking out of my ass too.