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Still shot from the movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The life of Benjamin Button (played by Brad Pitt) is indeed a curious case. Born as an eighty-year-old man, the elderly infant grows younger as the years pass by. His unusual aging pattern makes it difficult for Benjamin to find his place in the world, but he does make one friend, Daisy (Cate Blanchett). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 167
Theater Release: 25 Dec 2008
Video Release: 05 May 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Rated PG-13?


Following a brief scene of childbirth, a baby is abandoned by his father and raised in a home for the elderly. One senior resident goes outside without clothes on and another smokes in bed. Several characters die from old age. A “boy” visits a brothel and hires a prostitute. He also goes to a bar where he drinks with other patrons. Other couples engage in or discuss sexual activity. Comments are made about unmarried and lesbian relationships. A naked couple is seen on the beach. Characters frequently drink and smoke. Several characters are killed during a battle with enemy soldiers. One man’s bloody chest is exposed. Dead bodies are seen floating in the water. Strong language, including two sexual expletives, and numerous terms of Christian Deity are used. A dying woman is given medication for pain relief.

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