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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

A love story for his ages: 'Button' takes Pitt from old man to glowing youth

Brad Pitt plays Benjamin Button, a man who ages in reverse, in a film directed by David Fincher. Brad Pitt plays Benjamin Button, a man who ages in reverse, in a film directed by David Fincher. (Photos by Paramount pictures)
By Wesley Morris
Globe Staff / December 25, 2008

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In "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Brad Pitt ages in reverse, from Methuselah to Robert Redford to infancy in about 2 1/2 hours. When Benjamin is 60 he looks 20, and we have on our hands the perfect movie for a time of enhanced age-defiance. And David Fincher, the movie's director, is a cosmetic surgeon of sorts, exacting a ... (Full article: 890 words)

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