This film suffered from the presence of Slumdog Millionaire, otherwise, this would have absolutely swept the board at the Oscars. Just a stunning, incredible and magical film. The way Brad Pitt plays a 5 year old as an elderly man and vice-versa, needs to be seen to be believed. By far and away his best performance.
Yes, its long. It's very long. But don't let that put you off because it really does fly by. You might have been watching it for 2 hours and 45 mins (at least you get your money's worth!!) but you'll still wish it hasn't ended when the credits role. Taraji P Henson is also brilliant as Button's adopted mother.
Also, the perfect film for Blu Ray, the detail on Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt's faces as they age is superb.