Anyway, very good movie, but a little shy of great. I quite enjoyed the episodic telling of Button's life and the little diversions such as the train station clock. I was less enamored of the story's framing device, which failed to connect with me as emotionally as it should have. I can kind of see what Fincher was trying to do, but I think it was a mistake to wrap such a cold, realistic frame around such a rich, passionate story. Brad Pitt did well (although not necessarily Best Actor well) and the CGI'ing of him was thankfully less distracting that I had feared it would be. And Cate Blanchett gave usual high quality, though slightly too reserved performance. The real highlight for me was Taraji Henson, who was so awesome as Don Cheadle's girlfriend in Talk To Me and did a phenomenal job here as Button's mother. She just completely pulls me into any scene she's in.