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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Released

Dec 25, 2008

Latest Home Video

May 05, 2009

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Cast

Brad Pitt
Cate Blanchett
Taraji P. Henson
Julia Ormond

Studio

2008 Paramount Pictures

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Synopsis

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).

Content Details

Why Is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Rated PG-13?

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is rated PG-13 for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking.

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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.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

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Reading from an old journal, a man recounts the story of two socially-different young lovers during the 1940s in the movie The Notebook. Two elderly men gain a new lease on life when they are named as guardians for an abandoned boy in Secondhand Lions. The classic film Citizen Kane also uses amazing make-up transformations to depict the aging process of the characters.

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG Coarse Language, Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scenes
AB PG Coarse Language. Not Recommended For Young Children.
MB PG Mature Theme
ON PG Mature Theme
QC G
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button...

Examine The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in any of the following three home video packages:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button DVD is presented in widescreen with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English and Spanish), with subtitles in English and French.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2-Disc Special Edition (DVD) is presented in widescreen with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English and Spanish), with subtitles in English and French. Bonus materials include an audio commentary by director David Fincher, a four-part documentary on the movie, trailers, Easter Eggs, text and photo galleries.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2-Disc Special Edition (Blu-ray) is presented in widescreen with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) and DTS HD Master Audio (English) and subtitles in English, French and Spanish. Bonus materials include an audio commentary by director David Fincher, a four-part documentary on the movie, trailers, Easter Eggs, text and photo galleries.

 

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