The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
The movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was released during most student’s lifetimes. Many student perhaps have heard of the movie or have even seen the movie without knowledge that the story originated as a work of F. Scott Fitzgerald. This piece is important to read since it provides a different perspective of Benjamin Button than the prolonged and romanticized Hollywood film. Many critics have said that the film stays true to the premise of Fitzgerald’s short story, but diverges greatly and adds hours of fantastical plot lines and introduces a large amount of emotional complexity. The short story merely recalls the life events of Benjamin Button, while the movie transforms this story into a magical and heartbreaking dilemma. It is thus important to analyze and understand the differences between the short story and the two and a half-hour movie about Benjamin Button.

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Interest Levels: 7 - 10

Reading Levels: 3, 5, 7, 9