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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Movie: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close(2012)[tt0477302] A troubled young boy, Oskar, is trying to cope with the loss of his father. Oskar starts lashing out at his mother and the world. Until a year later, he discovers a mysterious key in his father's belongings and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock, just as he used to when his father was alive. On this journey he is bound to meet a lot of people and learn a lot about himself and his family, but will he ever find the lock? Written byKoro
Title Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Release Date 17 February 2012 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Production Companies Warner Bros., Scott Rudin Productions, Paramount Pictures
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks...
Thomas Schell...
Thomas Horn
Thomas Horn...
Oskar Schell...
Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock...
Linda Schell...
Zoe Caldwell
Zoe Caldwell...
Oskar's Grandmother...
Paul Klementowicz
Paul Klementowicz...
Homeless Man...
John Goodman
John Goodman...
Stan the Doorman...
Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow...
The Renter...
Stephen McKinley Henderson
Stephen McKinley Henderso...
Walt the Locksmith...
Lorna Pruce
Lorna Pruce...
Locksmith Customer ...
Viola Davis
Viola Davis...
Abby Black...
Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright...
William Black...
Hazelle Goodman
Hazelle Goodman...
Hazelle Black...

Reviews

ryansassy1 on 11 September 2012
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a film that haunts you all day after the closing credits. I just watched it this morning, Sept. 11th, 2012--weeping continually, which is not a typical reaction from me. Powerful stuff.The story is about a child who lost his father in the World Trade Center attacks on that fateful day in our country's history. It is his journey to reconnect with his father's memory by going on a quest to find the lock that fits the key left mysteriously in a vase in his father's closet. Along the way, this shy and sensitive boy Oskar is forced to meet and interact with a range of citizens, and to hear their stories too.More importantly, it is about connectedness. It is about realizing that you aren't alone in your pain, and learning how to reach out to others for help and comfort. It is about realizing that your alone-ness is an illusion.I loved, loved, loved the chemistry of the father and son in the flashback scenes, loved the delightful and unconventional expeditions they embarked upon, and enjoyed coming along with Oskar and The Renter to solve the final mystery of the key. I thought that the child actor playing Oskar was wonderful in this breakout role; he carried the movie quite well, almost singlehandedly-- except for those scenes with Max Von Sydow's silent character, The Renter. Of course Von Sydow stole the show, and totally deserved his Academy nomination. In all, the actors were brilliant and compelling to match the heartfelt script.Yes, there was a certain amount of emotional manipulation involved in this tearjerker (what else could you expect from a Sandra Bullock production nowadays?). I can overlook that and wholeheartedly recommend EL&IC to anybody as possibly the best "9/11" film to date.

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