Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock may have top billing, but it’s young Thomas Horn as Oskar who’s the real star in the movie, EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE…
It features Hanks working in one of the World Trade Center‘s doomed towers on September 11th—desperately trying to reach his wife on their home’s answering machine.
And ever since that horrific day their son Oskar is convinced that his father left him a final message of sorts hidden in the city, especially after going through his dad’s personal belongings and finding a key…..but to what?
His mission being to find whatever it is. Making for Oskar’s now relentless search through the seven boroughs of New York City.
It’s also an emotional journey of disconnect now with his mom. Or IS IT? As loss turns into a greater understanding of life and the world surrounding him.
Thomas Horn gives an exceptional performance alongside Hanks, Bullock, Max Von Sydow, Viola Davis and John Goodman in the extraordinarily uplifting EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE.
And yes, I experienced moisture in my eyes during portions of the film—opening to 4 out of 5 frantic fingers throughout the metroplex.
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