Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

2011

Action / Adventure / Drama / Mystery

116
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 46%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61%
IMDb Rating 6.9 10 95984

Synopsis


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March 20, 2012 at 02:27 AM

Director

Cast

Tom Hanks as Thomas Schell
Sandra Bullock as Linda Schell
Viola Davis as Abby Black
John Goodman as Stan the Doorman
720p.BLU
774.89 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
2 hr 9 min
P/S 11 / 27

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ryansassy1 7 / 10

Soulful, sad, and incredibly sweet.

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.

Reviewed by Bene Cumb 7 / 10

What a peculiar movie... I feel ambivalent

Although the main character is a young boy, it is not a children movie, and cannot be recommended to all families either... This boy has teenage emotions and adult attitudes, and most of his deeds or conceptions cannot be considered as examples for "normal" families. And how to distinct stubbornness from persistence? The plot - having a tragic/sad background - is rather uneven and some unrealistic moments (e.g. mother's assistance in searching), with trivial pre-ending and expected ending. However, the movie contains 2 excellent (Thomas Horn and Max von Sydow) and at least 4 great performances (Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, Viola Davis). Thanks to them, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is pleasant to watch, but I am unable to explain why I had a kind of internal discontent when the credits appeared... Perhaps too vast scrutinizing with general human topics? Still, this movie is for you if you search something different.

Reviewed by FountainPen 2 / 10

seasoned actors cannot save this mess !

Even with several household-name actors, this film is a miss. Bad writing is largely to blame, BUT the BIGGEST problem is the hugely objectionable KID, whom it is the easiest thing in the world to DESPISE intensely.

I found myself shouting at the tv screen early in in the film, when this little jerk was presenting some of the most irritating and annoying lines I've ever heard.

I still don't quite understand what the fick is all about, but that may be because the hideous brat and the substandard scripting affected me severely.

What I can definitely say is that this is one motion picture you should skip, unless you adore one of more of the big names AND love awful kids!

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