to the editor: i was compelled to respond to armond white's review of the curious case of benjamin button (dec. 25). i loved the movie. i loved that it did not shove a "message" or "lesson" in our faces, but told a magical story, and we as the viewers were left to use our imaginations and read into it what we wanted. you sound so angry and not like a person who really enjoys the fun and, dare i say, the journey of a film. open your mind and heart, please-which is what this film reminded me of. i was very moved by the birth and dying and living in very different times as well. i am reminded that i should never listen to critics, even though i do find it interesting to hear various points of view. happy new year.
april troy east 89th street
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