2008: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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Guess how much money Best Picture nominee "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" made at the box office when it released in 2008.

Whatever you guessed, go higher! This thing raked in over $335 million, more than doubling its hefty $150M budget. That's called critical and commercial darling, ladies and gentlemen.

But how does this crowd-pleaser, starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton, hold up 14 years later?

Mike and Brian get into it in an episode that kicks off their series on the films of 2008. They talk director David Fincher, debate what makes a good fable, argue whether "Benny Butts" is full of wisdom or empty platitudes then play Keep It or Kick It.

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