Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Review

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Review

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Review

Cast: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright
Director: Stephen Daldry
Genre: Drama
Rated: M
Running Time: 129 minutes

Synopsis: 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 tragic events 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.

Verdict: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a breathtaking drama about how an 8 year old boy, who loses his father in the 9/11 tragedy, comes to terms with the loss whilst meeting other people who have experienced a similar loss.

The film is magnificent although it made me teary!
Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

Jordan Rizkallah

Release Date: February 23rd, 2012


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