Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I don't often see movies but last night my mom and I went to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, at our local cheap theater ($3 every show). We endured far too many minutes of ads before the even more lengthy previews but the movie was really good--except that the dialogue was very difficult to hear in many parts. In particular, Cate Blanchet (sp?) as the old dying woman was nearly unintelligble. The tale is of course pure imagination but a good life and love story and fantastic aging effects. Most of the time Brad Pitt was entirely unrecognizable, but when he looked like himself, he was sure pretty! Cate Blanchet was also mesmerizing. The theater was probably 99% unoccupied and we somehow were right under a vent which kept blowing really cold air on us. There was no way the 16-20 people in the theater were putting out enough BTUs to cause cold air to be needed! Mom and I were both freezing on and off and it was not relaxing. Despite that, I would have paid full price to see this flick!