Watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button last Monday. There weren't too many people in the theater. I thought it was because the after office crowd wasn't there yet at 6PM. The movie ended at 9. Didn't know it was going to last that long. The only thing commendable about it is the technology and makeup they used to make Brad Pitt look really pretty.
Read the original Fitzgerald story here. It started in 1860 and ended after the First World War. They really just took the premise: man ages backwards. Other than that: It's Forrest Freaking Gump. The only thing missing was Jennifer Aniston and it would have been a big hoot if that happened.