WED­NES­DAY

THE CU­RI­OUS CASE OF BEN­JAMIN BUT­TON

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

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.

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