New on DVD: Benjamin Button, Last Chance Harvey

by | May 6, 2009 at 12:45 PM | The Movies

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
David Fincher’s unique yet traditionally-styled story about a strange man who is born old and grows younger as he ages earned the most Oscar nominations for 2008. Brad Pitt’s performance as the title character involved a lot of make-up, a lot of ground-breaking techincal work and a lot of longing, plaintive gazes, and Cate Blanchett gracefully embodies the role of the love of Benjamin Button’s life, who must come to terms with his circumstances.

Last Chance Harvey
Dustin Hoffman is a down-on-his-luck man who has lost his job and whose daughter prefers her stepfather to give her away at her wedding. When he runs away from the reception, he meets and forms a fast bond with Emma Thompson, a woman with some personal problems of her own.