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.
The hubby and I went to see this on Sunday afternoon. I have wanted to see it since I first saw the trailer. With Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, it had to be good, right? OMG!!! They weren't even a major part of the movie. It was incredible. So So SO good. "It's not a story about September 11th, it's about living every day after." I wouldn't call it a tear jerker. I'd call it a non-stop sob!!! Okay....maybe not non-stop! But I used almost all of my new pack of pink ribbon tissues. My daughter stopped mid-sentence while on a phone call when I walked in the door. "Been crying?" she asked sarcastically. The only thing that kept me from crying through the whole movie was the lady 5 rows down from me. She was sobbing uncontrolably. It made me laugh....until I cried. Did I tell you this movie made me cry? Go see it. It was incredibly touching. GO! NOW!!!!~