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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Tom Hanks  Actor Thomas Horn  Actor Sandra Bullock  Actor Zoe Caldwell  Actor Dennis Hearn  Actor Paul Klementowicz  Actor Julian Tepper  Actor Caleb Reynolds  Actor John Goodman  Actor Max von Sydow  Actor Stephen McKinley Henderson  Actor Lorna Pruce  Actor Viola Davis  Actor Jeffrey Wright  Actor Hazelle Goodman  Actor Bernadette Drayton  Actor David Latham  Actor Marty Krzywonos  Actor Jim Norton  Actor Carmen M. Herlihy  Actor


MPAA Rating: PG13
Contains:Adult Situations,Profanity

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Theatrical Release Date: 2011 12 25 (USA - Limited) / 2012 01 20 (USA)

UPC: 883929213054

Studio: Warner Home Video

MPAA Rating: PG13   Contains:[Adult Situations, Profanity]

Summary: Based on the novel by author Jonathan Safran Foer, director Stephen Daldry's post-9/11 drama follows the journey of a nine-year-old boy as he attempts to solve a family mystery. Two years after his father is killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks, the curious boy discovers a mysterious key hidden in a household vase and begins an exhaustive search for the matching lock. Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Category: Drama

Awards: Best Young Actor/Actress – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Adapted Screenplay – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Picture – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Director – Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film – Art Directors Guild Best Picture – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Features: Finding Oskar Young newcomer and leading man Thomas Horn makes an extremely indelible impression on his award-winning costars and Director

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Format: DVD

Release Date: 03/27/2012

Audio: DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1

Runtime: 129 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French,Spanish

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
1. Scene 1 [9:44]
2. Scene 2 [9:35]
3. Scene 3 [11:16]
4. Scene 4 [9:50]
5. Scene 5 [10:17]
6. Scene 6 [11:13]
7. Scene 7 [2:21]
8. Scene 8 [5:54]
9. Scene 9 [9:47]
10. Scene 10 [10:07]
11. Scene 11 [8:33]
12. Scene 12 [10:37]
13. Scene 13 [11:04]
14. Scene 14 [1:47]

Perry Seibert

After making a name for himself with the sleeper hit and multiple Oscar nominee Billy Elliot, director Stephen Daldry has focused on sober, serious-minded adaptations of highly regarded modern novels. The Hours and The Reader each scored Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, and they garnered Best Actress trophies for Nicole Kidman and Kate Winslet, respectively. With that kind of pedigree, it's not surprising to see Daldry at the helm of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, the big-screen adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel about the emotional fallout from 9/11 -- the big emotions and painful subject matter are what Daldry has built his career on.

The movie stars youngster Thomas Horn, making his film debut, as Oskar Schell, a quirky, high-functioning autistic nine-year-old who is wracked with grief after the death of his father (Tom Hanks) in the World Trade Center attacks. Oskar felt that his dad was the only person who understood him, and after finding a key in his father's belongings, he sets off to solve the mystery of what it opens; eventually, he becomes convinced that it will reveal something important his father wanted to tell him. His journey prompts him to visit dozens of strangers in New York City, including a divorcing couple (Viola Davis and Jeffrey Wright) and an elderly renter (Max Von Sydow) living near his grandmother. During his ongoing search, Oskar also struggles with the belief that his mother (Sandra Bullock) doesn't understand what he's feeling.

To Daldry's credit, he's good at treating fraught emotions with sensitivity. The film could slip into shamelessly manipulative melodrama at almost any moment, and while he's certainly trying to wring tears from the viewers, he isn't being cynical about it -- Daldry seems as in need of a good cry as the audience.

Daldry also benefits from good work from a pretty terrific cast. Horn has a difficult role that's more demanding than what most child actors ever face: He has to portray Oskar's detached, Asperger-like qualities (he's so precocious and odd that he's close to being a Wes Anderson creation), as well as emote the vulnerability and fear the character faces, and for the most part he pulls it off. He gets strong support from Bullock -- they have a huge fight about halfway through the movie that underscores that for all his quirkiness, Oskar is in real pain. And Bullock herself actually has the best scene in the movie, a final phone call with her husband as he's trapped at the top of one of the Twin Towers.

But it's Max Von Sydow as the mysterious renter who steals every scene he's in. The character never speaks, and while Von Sydow doesn't devolve into silent-film mugging, his craggy face is still remarkably expressive. He savors the film's funniest scene, in which he annoys a rude person by ringing her doorbell, giving the audience some much-needed levity to balance out the rest of the film.

The biggest problem with the movie is the central mystery of what the key opens. It turns out to be a storytelling device that's better in theory than in reality -- it's the kind of literary trope that works in a book, but strains credulity in a movie. It's a metaphor that diminishes in power in this setting, but the movie still works better than it should thanks to the actors and the sensitivity Daldry brings to the material. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close assumes an importance it doesn't live up to, but that doesn't mean it's without merit. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Eric Roth  Screenwriter 
Scott Rudin  Producer 
Alexandre Desplat  Composer (Music Score) 
Celia Costas  Executive Producer 
Mark Roybal  Executive Producer 
Stephen Daldry  Director 
Nora Skinner  Executive Producer 
Tom Hanks  Actor 
Thomas Horn  Actor 
Sandra Bullock  Actor 
Zoe Caldwell  Actor 
Dennis Hearn  Actor 
Paul Klementowicz  Actor 
Julian Tepper  Actor 
Caleb Reynolds  Actor 
John Goodman  Actor 
Max von Sydow  Actor 
Stephen McKinley Henderson  Actor 
Lorna Pruce  Actor 
Viola Davis  Actor 
Jeffrey Wright  Actor 
Hazelle Goodman  Actor 
Bernadette Drayton  Actor 
David Latham  Actor 
Marty Krzywonos  Actor 
Jim Norton  Actor 
Carmen M. Herlihy  Actor 
Ryka Dottavio  Actor 
Chloe Roe  Actor 
Diane Cheng  Actor 
Gregory Korostishevsky  Actor 
Adrian Martinez  Actor 
Marco Verna  Actor 
Brandon Jeffers  Actor 
Martin E. Brens  Actor 
Gustavo Brens  Actor 
Brooke Bloom  Actor 
Rene Ojeda  Actor 
Madison Arnold  Actor 
Henry Morales-Ballet  Actor 
Bryse Gregory  Actor 
William Youmans  Actor 
Kit Flanagan  Actor 
Jenson Smith  Actor 
Ray Iannicelli  Actor 
Miguel Jarquin-Moreland  Actor 
Benjamin McCracken  Actor 
Malachi Weir  Actor 
John Joseph Gallagher  Actor 
Sam Kaufman  Actor 
Stephen Kunken  Actor 
Kim Rideout  Actor 
Chloe Elaine Scharf  Actor 
Eva Kaminsky  Actor 
Christopher Hardwick  Actor 
Kate Levy  Actor 
Stephanie Kurtzuba  Actor 
Catherine Curtin  Actor 
Lola Pashalinski  Actor 
Clayton James Mackay  Actor 
Bailey Grey  Actor 

Country: USA