# 66. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
A classic tale set in the early 20th century that follows Benjamin Button, a man who was born in his 80s and continually grows younger. The story throws linear conventions upside down to explore love, loss and memories from the perspective of a character living under incredibly unique — and unexpectedly difficult — circumstances.
Brilliant. Heart wrenching. Amazing. Magnificent. I was rendered speechless after seeing this movie. It is a combination of love and death with an underlying motivation to enjoy life. The main character experiences everything he possibly can, a lesson all of us could internalize and apply within our own lives. I was captivated the story line and the film is gorgeously made. When I first rented it I wasn’t overly interested in seeing it despite the rave reviews it received. At nearly three hours the films pace was so effortless. It was like I was transported to another world. Benjamin Button is one of those films that you either love or hate. I have to say that I absolutely loved it.