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Genre Drama
Running Time 129 min
Release Date Dec 25, 2011
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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a final message for him hidden somewhere in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by a relentlessly active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his own loss to a greater understanding… Show more

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Friday Jan. 20, 2012 - Boston.com - By Wesley Morris, Globe Staff

Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn), the 11-year-old protagonist of “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,’’ is a handful. Less for his parents than for an audience tasked with watching him whirl across seemingly every inch of the five boroughs. His father (Tom Hanks), a Noo Yawky jeweler, was inside one of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 and left behind a key whose lock Oskar is determined to find. The key comes with a name (“Black’’), and so the boy dares to comb through every such person in the telephone book until he gets what he wants, rattling a pet tambourine and narrating-narrating-narrating the entire way.

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