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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

**** Cast: Tom Hanks (Thomas Schell), Thomas Horn (Oskar Schell), Sandra Bullock (Linda Schell), Zoe Caldwell (Oskar”'s Grandmother), Max von Sydow (The Renter), Stephen Henderson (Walt the Locksmith), Viola Davis (Abby Black), Jeffrey Wright (William Black), Hazelle Goodman (Hazelle Black, Jim Norton (Old Mr. Black), Ryka Dottavio (Maris Black), Carmen M. Herlihy (Dennis Black), Adrian Martinez (Hector Black), Gregory Korostishevsky), (Boris Black), Marco Verna (E.S. Black). (PG-13) Running time:129 minutes. Director: Stephen Daldry.  The title of this movie “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” is probably the most insidious title for a movie in 2011. Full of emotion”“without being mawkish”“full story”“without resorting to soap opera”“Stephen Daldry”'s “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” tells a story through a boy”'s eyes of tragedy, turmoil and redemption. Thomas Schell (Thomas Hanks) and his son Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn) share their interests in science until Oskar ”˜s father meets fate in the Twin Towers on 9/11, turning Oskar”'s life into a tailspin of emotions. To maintain a better link to Oskar”'s emotional roller coaster, many flashbacks of Oskar and his dad in heart warming sequences set the tone for an impressive performance by the nine-year old boy Thomas Horn.(Thomas Horn was a contestant on the television show “Jeopardy”, which he won.) (more…)

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