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The curious case of Benjamin Button

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (CEN, OSH, POW)

Edition

Widescreen version.

Languages

English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Performers

Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemying, Elias Koteas, Tilda Swinton.

Publication Information

Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2009]

Summary

Title from container.

Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.

Daisy Fuller Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that Hurricane Katrina hits. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud from the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life. The unusual aspect of his life is that he is ages backwards, being born an old man. He is diagnosed with several aging diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time. 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 in Benjamin's diary are difficult for Caroline to read.

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