WARNING in case you haven't seen it and plan to: Possible spoilers ahead
I went to see this tonight, and thought it was incredible - it was just really well done, in almost every way. I went with three other people: an ENFp guy, an INFj girl, and an INTp guy. Their reactions:
ENFp - he read the book a couple of years ago, and he had already seen the movie and really liked it; he said that he liked it just as much the second time, especially because he could focus more [we didn't get to talk much after the movie though, so I haven't gotten to find out exactly what he meant by this or what else he thought of it....]
INFj - She was sitting right next to me and cried more than I did [we shared my coat sleeve to wipe our eyes, haha]. She said it was one of the best movies she's ever seen.
INTp - He was sitting on my other side, and it was obvious he didn't like it. He [jokingly] made fun of me for crying, and he said it was just too slow and boring for him. When I asked him about it afterwards he said something like, "Halfway through I was just wanting him to hurry up and age. I wanted him to turn into a baby because that would be weird." [I think he was kidding, but it's hard to tell w him.] But he was just not into it at all.
I really, really liked it.
Originally Posted by coolguy89
That one way or another we all reach the same end: we all live, age, and die. Each person follows his own path to arrive at the same destination, so it's best to do it your way rather than follow others' standards or rules about living, because there is no "right" or "wrong" way. This fits in well with my own outlook on life, which is probably one reason I liked the movie so much. Benjamin experiences this same old truth in the opposite way of what we're used to - it's startling, and maybe that's what makes it so strong.
What do you think was the message behind the movie?
I will say, though, I wish it hadn't been stated as explicitly as it was - I thought this message was pretty clear, but towards the end Benjamin [Brad Pitt] pretty much spells it out.
What quadra do you think it fits into best?
I'm not really sure. I have some idea, but to be sure I would need to watch it again [and again] with this in mind.
What types do you think Benjamin and Daisy are?
I completely agree - it is a masterpiece. Different from the book [with the love story especially] - more sad, too. I cried several times throughout, which is not usual... yeah.
I'll probably write more after some more responses but I think the overall feel of the movie is Delta. I think this movie is a masterpiece. I've never been teary eyed throughout so much of a movie. It just makes you look at your life and think about what your doing with it. As for the types of Benjamin and Daisy I really don't have a solid idea... Benjamin seems irrational and logical maybe and Daisy irrational and ethical.
Besides the story itself, one thing in particular I liked about the movie is that Brad Pitt does such a good job as an actor. When Benjamin is a child, Pitt’s movements and facial expressions – even very subtle ones, like eyes lighting up when he hears something he likes or is surprised by – are just dead-on. You watch this character – who looks like an old man – and everything right down to the subtlest movements and reactions is truly childlike. It’s very cool. [Incidentally, this is the same thing I like about The Hot Chick, which is overall kind of a dumb movie but Rob Schneider acts/moves so much like a girl that it fascinates me.]
I could go on, but I'm tired [and that's enough rambling anyway]. In a nutshell: A+