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The curious case of Benjamin Button [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production, a David Fincher film ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by David Fincher.

Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954- (Added Author). Marshall, Frank. (Added Author). Chaffin, Ceán. (Added Author). Roth, Eric, 1945- (Added Author). Swicord, Robin. (Added Author). Fincher, David. (Added Author). Pitt, Brad, 1963- (Added Author). Blanchett, Cate, 1969- (Added Author). Henson, Taraji P. (Added Author). Ormond, Julia. (Added Author). Flemyng, Jason. (Added Author). Koteas, Elias, 1961- (Added Author). Swinton, Tilda. (Added Author). Desplat, Alexandre. (Added Author). Fitzgerald, F. Scott 1896-1940 (Added Author). Paramount Pictures Corporation. (Added Author). Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ) (Added Author). Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).
  • Description: 2 videodiscs (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: [Special ed.]
  • Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment,

Available copies

  • 1 copy at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

3 current holds with 4 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Everett - Shute Memorial Adult Videos DVD 791.4372/Curious (Text to phone) Checked out 05/10/2011
Lynnfield Adult Rental Videos Rental/DVD/Film (Text to phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus DVDs DVD PN1997 .C87 2009 (Text to phone) Checked out 04/17/2013
Wakefield Adult DVDs (Media Alcove) DVD Rental (Not available for interlibrary loan) (Text to phone) Checked out 04/23/2014

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: Commentary; four part documentary.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Music, Alexandre Desplat.
Participant or Performer Note: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemying, Elias Koteas, Tilda Swinton.
Summary: 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 aged diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by Thomas Button, his biological father, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth. Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident, which is where she first met Benjamin. 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.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking.
System Details Note: DVD, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note: English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Infants > Diseases > Louisiana > New Orleans > Drama.
Human beings > Aging > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Louisiana > New Orleans > Drama.
Adoptive parents > Louisiana > New Orleans > Drama.
Diaries > Drama.
Genre: Fantasy films.
Detective and mystery films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.