Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is about a 9-year-old autistic boy, Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn), who lost his father (Tom Hanks) in the 9/11 attacks. Unable to move on, the strange key Oskar accidentally finds in his father's closet inspires him to search for the matching lock and find closure for his extreme loss and incredible grief. And we follow Oskar as he goes on a Reconnaissance Expedition in New York, meeting various people along the way.
Directed by Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Billy Elliot), the movie is clearly intended to break your heart by the drama and the child's loss and determination for closure. However, because the Oskar character is supremely obnoxious and insufferable, you are unable to sympathize with his loss. You feel indifferent to his search, and you wish...(READ THE FULL ARTICLE)