Yeah, yeah, I know, a film like Stephen Daldry’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is not exactly the kind of film that our audiences go far, but give it a shot, I think you might be surprised by it. That is, if you have a heart and aren’t powered by steam or crab people from the center of the Earth. The film, which seems to be sneaking into theaters December 25th, 2011 without much fanfare, doesn’t look like anything that’ll break the box office bank, but for those in the mood, it could be a very feel-good type of film. If, you know, you can overcome the 9/11-heavy plot. I know that’s still a sore subject for some people, but I think the film’s got its heart in the right place.
Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” tells the story of one young boy’s journey from heartbreaking loss to the healing power of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the tragicevents of September 11. Eleven-year-old Oskar Schell is an exceptional child: amateur inventor, Francophile, pacifist. And after finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, he embarks on an exceptional journey–an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. As Oskar roams the city, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity, who are all survivors in their own ways. Ultimately, Oskar’s journey ends where it began, but with the solace of that most human experience: love.
Starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, John Goodman, and Jeffrey Wright.
Via : Apple