On the day that Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, elderly Daisy Williams (nee Fuller) is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life, the primary unusual aspect of which was his aging backwards, being diagnosed with several aging diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival, but who does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by his biological father, Thomas Button, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth, Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident at that home, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when in age they finally match up. Some of the revelations ...Written by
Daisy reveals her age (in 1967) as 43. She was born in 1924. See more »
A maroon 1963 Pontiac Starchief appears outside the dance studio shortly after it opens. It later passes Benjamin and Daisy while they ride the streetcar. It is seen once more passing by on the street as they celebrate Caroline's 1st birthday (in 1969). See more »
When I first heard about this movie, I thought it would be a dumb, overplayed sci-fi flick. But it wasn't that at all. This film was about a man who needed love, and found despite the most unlikely circumstances. This film was about the choices we make and how it affects us as individuals, our lives, the people around us and their lives, and the rest of the world. Its message was clear: life is a precious gift that must not be wasted. Another one of its important morals was that everyone is different; no one should be treated badly because of their differences. This movie had amazing moral character and showed a great knowledge of what life is about.
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