Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

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"This is not a story about September 11th, it's a story about every day after."
  • PG-13
  • 2012
  • 2 hr 9 min
  • 6.9  (104,269)
  • 46

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is a 2011 movie starring Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, and Sandra Bullock. The film is an emotional rollercoaster that follows the life of a young boy named Oskar Schell, played by Thomas Horn, as he tries to cope with the loss of his father, who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Oskar, who is incredibly intelligent and curious, sets out on an adventure in search of a lock that his father's key will open, a journey that takes him all over New York City.

The film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer, and the storyline is deeply rooted in the aftermath of the attacks on 9/11. Director Stephen Daldry beautifully captures the chaos and confusion that surrounded that day, but also the hope and resilience of the people who lived through it. Through several flashbacks, the audience is given a glimpse into the life of Oskar's father, Thomas Schell, played by Tom Hanks, and the impact he had on his son's life.

Thomas Schell was a loving father who always encouraged Oskar's curiosity, and the bond between the two is a central theme in the film. Oskar struggles to come to terms with his father's death and the fact that he will never be able to ask him all the questions he has stored up in his head. He is haunted by the memories of that day, and his grief manifests itself in a very unusual way – he wears a tambourine around his neck, which he constantly shakes to keep himself connected to his father.

One day, while rummaging through his father's closet, Oskar discovers a mysterious key in a small envelope marked "Black". He becomes convinced that this key must unlock something important that his father wanted him to find. Oskar sets off on a mission to identify every person in New York City with the last name Black, hoping to find the key's corresponding lock. His journey takes him to some unexpected places and introduces him to a variety of interesting characters, including a silent elderly man, played by Max von Sydow, who becomes an important companion on Oskar's journey.

Throughout his quest, Oskar is also dealing with a strained relationship with his mother, Linda, played by Sandra Bullock, who is struggling to cope with her own grief. She is distant from Oskar and unable to understand how to help her son through his pain. The relationship between Oskar and Linda is another central theme of the film, and the emotional impact of their struggles is deeply felt.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is a beautifully filmed and deeply moving movie that explores themes of loss, grief, love, and connection. The performances of the actors are outstanding, especially Thomas Horn, who was only twelve years old when he played the lead role. The film is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of tragedy and the power of love to heal even the deepest wounds. It is a must-watch for anyone who wants to experience the full range of human emotions and leave feeling deeply moved.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is a 2012 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 9 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 46.

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    6.9  (104,269)
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