‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ Trailer Is Somewhat Sappy But Pretty Effective
Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock in this bestselling novel adaptation.
Bestselling novels are usually the quickest to be adapted into a movie in Hollywood, and Jonathan Safran Foer‘s novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is now a film that’s aiming for a lot of awards. From the looks of this trailer, the 9/11 element is actually effective and even though the trailer turns sappy mid-way, it looks like a promising film that may just be great.
Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” tells the story of one young boy’s journey from heartbreaking loss to the healing power of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the tragicevents of September 11. Eleven-year-old Oskar Schell is an exceptional child: amateur inventor, Francophile, pacifist. And after finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, he embarks on an exceptional journey–an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. As Oskar roams the city, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity, who are all survivors in their own ways. Ultimately, Oskar’s journey ends where it began, but with the solace of that most human experience: love.
I like how 9/11 is shown tastefully here yet it still manages to put a shiver down your spine. The use of music and the child’s acting is riveting and there’s definitely an interesting and emotionals story here that will resonate with audiences unless it really ends up becoming sappy and manipulative which would be a shame (there are hints of that here). But I’m betting it would be a good one.