Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2012)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Stephen Daldry
Scott Rudin
Eric Roth
Alexandre Desplat
Jan 25, 2012

About Movie

About Movie:- The movie is about Oskar Schell, a nine-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player and pacifist, who lost his father in that day's terrorist attacks, and tells the story of him embarking on a journey through New York City. 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.

Additional Notes: The movie is based on Jonathan Safran Foer's novel of same name. Producer Scott Rudin has been developing the project since 2005, when "Extremely Loud" was published.



Movie Review:- Adapted from the acclaimed bestseller by Jonathan Safran Foer, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" is a story that unfolds from inside the young mind of Oskar Schell, an inventive eleven year-old New Yorker whose discovery of a key in his deceased father's belongings sets him off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open. A year after his father died in the World Trade Center on what Oskar calls "The Worst Day," he is determined to keep his vital connection to the man who playfully cajoled him into confronting his wildest fears. Now, as Oskar crosses the five New York boroughs in quest of the missing lock - encountering an eclectic assortment of people who are each survivors in their own way - he begins to uncover unseen links to the father he misses, to the mother who seems so far away from him and to the whole noisy, dangerous, discombobulating world around him. 

Direction, Dialogues and Music:-Eric Roth deserves some credit for good plot. Daldry directs  well, Music is good. Daldy would have done with the material. Still, he keeps his ship away from the shoals of cheap sentiment and mechanical heartstring-tugging it could have foundered on to make a drama about pain and reconciliation, letting go and trying to love, about how magical our brief lives are. What makes "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" good is its sense of goodness.

Overall:- Overall, the film is decent. Perhaps just being about 9/11.  it's an emotional walkabout with real heart.