THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
8.40PM, GEM ★★★★
Everything old gets younger by the day for the title character in this remarkable drama based on a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Though performances are exemplary and the use of make-up and special effects technology is often astonishing, the most memorable characteristic of The Curious Case is undoubtedly its bizarre plot. Brad Pitt (in career-best form) plays a man born in 1918 with a strange disorder that causes him to age backwards throughout his life. This strange premise (and a long running time) demands a huge leap of faith from viewers. For those up to making the jump, a moving and rather mind-bending experience awaits. Costars Cate Blanchett, Jason Flemyng and Julia Ormond.