Studio photos, notes and videos © 2008 Paramount Pictures
Fashion TV Movie News Movies Current and Coming Whats New

August 7, 2015
-Fantastic Four
-Ricki and the Flash
-Shaun the Sheep Movie
-The Gift

August 14, 2015
-The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
-Straight Outta Compton

August 21, 2015
-Sinister 2
-American Ultra
-Hitman: Agent 47
-She's Funny That Way

August 28, 2015
-Hitman: Agent 47
-We Are Your Friends
-War Room


Rank   Title
1. Straight Outta Compton $56M $56M
2. Mission: Impossible $17M $138M
3. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. $14M $14M
4. Fantastic Four $8M $42M
5. The Gift $7M $24M
6. Ant-Man $6M $158M
7. Vacation $5M $47M
8. Minions $5M $313M
9. Ricki and the Flash $5M $15M
10. Trainwreck $4M $98M
now playing
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. American Ultra Fantastic Four San Andreas Into the Woods Wild Gone Girl Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity My Old Lady Archaeology of a Woman At The Devil's Door The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Dolphin Tale 2 The Drop Honeymoon No Good Deed The Skeleton Twins Take Me to the River
what's new
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. American Ultra Fantastic Four San Andreas Into the Woods Wild Gone Girl 20,000 Days on Earth The Guest A Walk Among the Tombstones Fort Bliss Hector and the Search for Happiness The Maze Runner Reclaim This is Where I Leave You Tracks Tusk The Zero Theorem

Visual Hollywood
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Release Date:
December 25, 2008
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: David Fincher
Screenwriter: Eric Roth
Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas, Tilda Swinton
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking)
Official Website:

Plot Summary: "I was born under unusual circumstances." And so begins "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, "Benjamin Button," is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
About the production
About the Cast
About the Crew
Production Notes PDF
The Screenplay
Visual Review
Movie Clips
Exclusive Photos
Studio Stills
Lo-Res Photos
Red Carpet Photos
Get Posters and Photos
Critics speak
Trivia Goofs Fun
VISUAL REVIEW (click to advance)
Review by David Bruce

Existentialist theologian Soren Kierkegaard famously said, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” True enough! It is his word that appear in the movie trailer for this intriguing masterpiece.

The film, however, makes clear that we can know something of life by the people we meet along life’s way. Director David Fincher puts it this way, “Benjamin is like a cue ball and all the people he collides with leave marks on him. That’s what a life is – a collection of these dents and scratches. They are what make him who he is and not anyone else.”

And it is those dents and scratches that each of us as well. Here is a powerful truth portrayed with brilliance in a powerful film.


More photos
More video
More info


Find what you need on Visual Hollywood
Creative Commons LicenseVisual Hollywood work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution -NonCommercial -ShareAlike 2.5 License. "Visual Hollywood " is our trademark. See Legal Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, Copyright information, Please notify us of any errors so corrections can be made. All film stills, trailers, video clips and trademarks are the property of their respective owners and may not be reproduced for any reason whatsoever. If proper notation of owned material is not given please notify us so we can make adjustments.