And then there’s this. It’s a fine book title, but kind of a terrible movie title. Reminds me of a Sesame Street skit.

“Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close tells the story of one young boy’s journey from heartbreaking loss to the healing power of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the tragicevents of September 11. Eleven-year-old Oskar Schell is an exceptional child: amateur inventor, Francophile, pacifist. And after finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, he embarks on an exceptional journey–an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. As Oskar roams the city, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity, who are all survivors in their own ways. Ultimately, Oskar’s journey ends where it began, but with the solace of that most human experience: love.”

Stephen Daldry (The Hours) directs. Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright and James Gandolfini star.

Depending on your attitude, you can either grab your hankies or your barf bags on December 25th.

via: Apple

5 Responses to “Trailer: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

  1. Looking forward to this, to see how they did the adaptation. I’m guessing they made the story much more straightforward than the quite experimental novel was. The boy’s character is one I’m not sure if I’ll ever forget. It’s the best post-9/11 novel I’ve read. Brilliant. I’m expecting less from the film, but I like the trailer well enough.

  2. I haven’t read the book, but the movie looks dicey at best. I’m willing to give the benefit of a doubt, but the trailer does not inspire promise

  3. The book wasn’t maudlin. It dealt with the tragedy matter-of-factly in little heartbreaking reading-between-the-lines ways. Seems like a tough book to adapt right, but I’m hopeful.

  4. I forgot to mention it but I concur with JB on this one 100%. The book seems very difficult to adapt but if it were to work, it seems like they got the right person to direct it. Didn’t like the U2 song in there, but without it this whole thing might seem pretty glum.

  5. I always try not to judge a movie by the trailer, but this one is making it hard.

    Maybe I should just jump to the book. Think I’d like it?

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