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Tomorrow, they can shut down Hollywood. Movie magic has officially peaked because computer imaging has finally reached its true potential.

Not with three-eyed monsters, talking dogs or 1,001 ways to destroy New York City. No, something better. Much, much better.

In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Brad Pitt’s titular character ages in reverse. What starts out as creepy-bald-and-wrinkly ends up hot-ripped-and-yummy.

At 70-ish years old, Pitt’s character walks through the door looking every bit as dreamy as he did in Thelma & Louise ready to boff the Bejesus out of Geena Davis.

We promise you, you’d want to channel your inner Anna Nicole and schtoop this studly geezer yourself. And when’s the last time you thought that about a 70-year-old man?

(George Clooney doesn’t count.)

This is perhaps the best adult fable since Edward Scissorhands, and the two movies actually share a few similarities. What with the quirky-hunky leading men and narration by big-name actresses in old-woman makeup, it’s like they’re cut from the same cloth.

But at least only one features a roided-up Anthony Michael Hall.

Say what you want about the trips to Africa, the destruction of Jennifer Aniston and the compulsive adoptions and impregnations, but Brad Pitt is great. He deserves any accolades that come his way for this portrayal.

But be warned. At two hours and 48 minutes, you may leave with a curious case of Benjamin Butt.

Opens today in theaters everywhere
Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Julia Ormond and Tilda Swinton
Written by: Eric Roth
Directed by: David Fincher
Running Time: 2 hours, 48 minutes
www.benjaminbutton.com

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