Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher) -2008

Brad Pitt plays the Gump-like character who has an aging malady that is somehow related to a blind man's clock that runs backwards.  Amazingly, Benjamin learned to read, write and make clever observations without any formal education.  Even more amazing is the fact that no reporters or scientists traveled to New Orleans to study this medical phenomenon.  The director does a good job of visually presenting the process of unaging.  However, there is no attempt to explain the magical healing of the man's body. [JAM 2/19/2010]