"Extremely Loud and Incredibly
Drama. Rated PG-13. 2 hours, 9 minutes.
by Warner Bros. Pictures
Horn and Stephen Daldry on the set of Warner Bros. Pictures'
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - 2011
On September 11, 2001,
Oskar Schell (played by Thomas Horn) comes home from school early
and hears the phone ring. He is scared to pick it up. His father,
played by Tom Hanks, who was in the World Trade Center, left six
messages on the machine telling him everything was gonna be all
right. But it wasn't. We all know the story.
Distraught over his
father's death, the nine-year-old Oskar finds a key in his father's
closet while going into his room for the first time in a year.
He is convinced that this father left him a final message hidden
in the city in one of the five boroughs of New York. On the envelope
along with the key is written the word "Black."
So he searches through
phone books and finds all the people with the last name Black
within the city. Being the methodical person that he is, he divides
the names by borough. He, then, scours the neighborhoods in search
of someone who knew his dad in some way and what the key opens
up to. He thinks that finding the truth will bring him closer
to his dad.
Sandra Bullock, plays
his grieving mother Linda, whom Oskar doesn't get along with.
However, she tries to figure out what he is up to. He tells her
lie after lie.
Oskar does talk to
his grandmother who lives in the apartment in the next building.
His grandmother has a renter (played by Max Von Sydow) who cannot
speak and is mysterious in his own way. His new friend joins the
boy into helping scour the neighborhoods.
It is a movie about
one boy's search for life's answers. For closure. However, there
were so many questions unanswered in this movie. Then the credits
The movie lasted two
hours and nine minutes. The director was Stephen Daldry and it
was written by Eric Roth.
credit: Warner Bros. Pictures
Loud and Incredibly Close movie poster