Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

DVD - 2012
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Oskar Schell, an inventive eleven year-old New Yorker, discovers a key in his deceased father's belongings and sets off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open. 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.
Publisher: [United States] : eOne : Warner Bros. Entertainment, [2012]
Branch Call Number: DVD EXT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (129 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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3pitou8 Oct 19, 2012

I was surprised that I liked this as much as I did because it got mixed reviews. The acting was excellent. The young boy playing Oskar was every bit as good as the film's big name stars. The story was well paced and engaging.


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JCLMargaretO Oct 07, 2017

An all too familiar subject yet slightly different view from the perspective of a young boy with an anxiety disorder as he works through the grief and anxiety of losing his father. Although a sad topic, we see the boy grow in ways that help both him and his mother deal with their loss.

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mrkus
Jul 28, 2017

Loved this film and its impact on New Yorkers. The quiet suffering was in display here

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dlcook
May 03, 2017

Excellent movie. The boy captured the nuances and mannerisms of a child with sensory processing disorder and anxieties beautifully. This wasn't a happy cheerful movie but very uplifting regardless.

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jeffi22
Apr 17, 2017

I actually saw this and then read the book. yes it's kind of slow and melodramatic but not as bad as critics said, i teared up a bit. I think they maybe went at the story a little differently than the book but partly out of necessity and not necessarily badly.

The kid was amazing. The story was interesting. Bullock was fine but Hanks was mostly wasted. Worth a look but pick up a comedy while you're at it. You'll need it after this movie.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Jan 26, 2017

This is very good to excellent the young man I believe I'm right Thomas Horn
is brilliant he by far is the number one star.

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BridgettM
Sep 14, 2016

This is a very good but very sad film about loss, how we move forward and the possibilities for connection, if only we seek them out. I have not read the book of the same title on which it was based. The movie is rated PG-13 for emotional thematic material, some disturbing images and language.

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mclbautio
Sep 07, 2016

After 20 minutes of ear splitting headache producing offensive previews I finally gave up. I would love to have seen the film. But 20-30 minutes of wasted time to do so means I will not.

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klimekk
May 15, 2016

big surprise
has to be watched with whole attention

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JILLYJELLY
May 05, 2016

Good story, badly acted. The dialog felt very forced to me.
It's more of a Hallmark movie. Watch it when it's that time of the month and you have a big chocolate bar. :)

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Feb 20, 2016

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ElainaL
Mar 31, 2014

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gerieowens
May 14, 2012

gerieowens thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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britprincess1
Sep 13, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: This film involved the tragedy of 9/11 as a heavy continuous theme. Scenes are shown and may be incredibly frightening or intense for some with a sensitivity to it.

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gerieowens
May 14, 2012

Other: Depressing situations

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britprincess1
Sep 13, 2013

"If things were easy to find, they wouldn't be worth finding."

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britprincess1
Sep 13, 2013

"Only humans can cry tears. Did you know that?"

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