I was extremely late with watching this incredibly moving movie. I wanted to watch it in the cinema when it came out, but only got round to seeing it on DVD last week.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is a film adaptation of the novel by Jonathan Safran Foertells. It tells the story of 9-year-old Oskar who loses his father due to 9/11.
When watching a movie you tend to get absorbed into it, you enter the world of the film. This was one movie where I was pulled in, it was tense and quite heavy. But at the same time there were also elements of humour to balance it out at a little. The cast was great; Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock are two of my favourite actors and they worked well alongside each other as Oskar’s parents. Oskar is an intelligent and curious child, however, he lacks social skills. His closest friend is his father, but after his death he befriends ‘the renter’ who turns out to be his grandfather.
When Oskar (Thomas Horn) accidentally finds a key in an envelope labelled ‘Black’ he sets out on a quest to find what the key fits in an attempt to connect with his father. To do this he visits everyone in the surrounding area with the name Black.
When he eventually finds who and what the key belongs to, he discovers it is not for him. However, this journey allows him to reconnect with his mother and learn how to conquer his fears, with the help of the people around him and the people he meets.
A very touching movie, well worth a watch.
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