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"This is not a story about September 11th, it's a story about every day after."

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close stars Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright, and Zoe Caldwell. Directed by Stephen Daldry and produced by Scott Rudin, it was released in 2011. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a coming of age tale about a boy who devises a unique way to confront his grief after the death of his father on 9-11.

Oskar Schell arrives home early on the morning of September 11, 2001, having been excused in lieu of the attacks. He listens to five messages left by his father on the answering machine, in which his father explains he is trapped in the World Trade Center. The phone rings again, but purposely Oskar ignores it. The answering machine picks up, but abruptly disconnects, and Oskar reasons his father has died. During a flashback, Oskar and his father, Thomas Schell (Hanks), are shown during a scavenger hunt, a father-son activity they often engaged in. The movie's opening scene depicts a form falling out of the sky, evoking World Trade Center jumpers on 9-11.

Oskar's family is disconnected, tragedy notwithstanding. His grandfather is absent, and Oskar and his grandmother are not very close. After 9-11, he and his grandmother begin to bond, mostly over their grief. Oskar resents his mother (Bullock) since she can't explicate Thomas'death. At one point he tells her he wished she had died, and not his father, but he later apologizes.

12 months later, Oskar is rifling through his father's closet and uncovers a vase. Within the vase is an envelope marked Black. Oskar's curiosity is immediately aroused, and he sets himself to the task of locating the Black in question. He records all the Blacks in the phone book and begins calling on them. A resident (Sydow) moves in with his grandmother and Oskar figures the renter is his grandfather. Oskar and the renter forge a temporary friendship, but the renter soon leaves, advising Oskar to end his search.

PG-13
| 2012 | 2 hr 9 min | 6.9/10 | 46/100
Cast
Tom Hanks, Thomas Horn, Sandra Bullock, Zoe Caldwell
Studio
Warner Bros. Pictures
Director
Stephen Daldry
Language
English
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Also directed by Stephen Daldry

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