Movies in Review: “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Some may find this movie to be extremely heart wrenching, as the material may hit close to home for a lot of people. I enjoyed it for the most part. I however found the young character Oskar to be amusing, but also super annoying. This kid is a little wacky to say the least. He is very smart and particular, and I’m sure by the end of the film you will never want to hear another tambourine…smh.

I wish there was more Hank’s, and Bullock, but what there was I enjoyed. I seriously believed Bullock as a grieving widow and mother. There was a great deal of emotion in one scene between her and her son, which I felt was directed well. It just felt real. I liked how they tried to balance out Oskar’s character with other great actors/actresses like Jeffrey Wright, Viola Davis, and Max Von Sydow. This movie may prove to be a tear jerker for some as there are real life photos and news reports of what happened Sept 11, 2001. And if that doesn’t jerk a tear, then the 6th message on the answering machine will…smh.

 The story, and adventure were mediocre to me. I don’t think its enough to make you want to relive the events that happened. This is not to say that the movie is bad. It ran a little longer than I felt it needed to. Not a must see…B-


About tajgreenemoviesinreview

I am creative by nature, and analytical by design. My escape from the riff raff of everyday life is a great movie. I do not title myself as a movie critic. I am a part of the viewing audience simple and plain. I started this blog to give a real life review of films, as an avid movie goer. Movies are expensive, and not always worth the money. I hope my reviews help you in your descision.
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2 Responses to Movies in Review: “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

  1. I still wanted to see this film. but part of the reason I want to is also for Hanks and Bullock…so it is a little disappointing to read they are not in it as much as I had hoped for.

    Thanks for the summary. Kids sometimes can be a double edged sword in films. The character of the boy in “The Road” is a reason to watch the film, but also a reason to despise it…IMO. So, I understand.

  2. Yeah this kid was great, but also a little overwhelming with his quirkiness. Hanks & Bullock are not featured in it nearly as much as you would hope unfortunately. Let me know what you think if you do decide to see it.

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