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Must Watch: First Full Trailer for 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close'

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September 28, 2011
Source: Apple

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Trailer

The journey of one will change the lives of many. Warner Bros has just debuted the first official trailer for Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer, starring Tom Hanks and Thomas Horn as his son in the movie, Oskar Schell. The story involves a young boy who's father was killed in the 9/11 attacks, and his experiences when he finds a mysterious key. This is said to be a strong Oscar contender and it definitely looks it, thanks to the help of some U2 and a voiceover. The cast includes Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow, John Goodman and Viola Davis. This looks wonderful!

Watch the trailer for Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, via Apple:

You can also download the Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close trailer in High Def on Apple

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 novel of the same name. A 9-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player and pacifist searches New York for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the September 11 attacks. In addition to Hanks & Horn, this also stars John Goodman, James Gandolfini, Zoe Caldwell, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis and Jeffrey Wright. It's directed by Stephen Dalrdy (Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader) from a script by Eric Roth (The Insider, Ali, Munich, The Good Shepherd, Benjamin Button). WB is releasing Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close on December 25th limited, wide January 20, 2012.

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  • Xerxexx
    O.O that was pretty damn awesome. I'm in. The trailer was fantastic.
  • http://www.facebook.com/amir.syarif.siregar Amir Syarif Siregar
    I'm in love.
  • Bcopes37
    yea looks real good
  • John Kinnick
    That kids kind of annoying.
    • Xerxexx
      Every little kid is annoying...their kids.
    • http://twitter.com/QuanahTweets Quanah
      Why does someone always inevitably say that about a child in a film with a prominent role?  
  • Moon
    I don't love it. Looks like a kids movie with a great cast. Also the 9/11 stuff just seems tacked on. I hope I'm wrong.
    • Anonymous
      i have to agree with your assessment.......and finding  a key in a closet which is important? you could go into any house in america and find at least a dozen keys that are completley worthless - kind of a reach that THIS 1 key is relevant in some way. may be worth a one-time rent.
      • Mercedes
        The 9/11 theme is very prominent in the book and the key is the one factor Oskar is focused on in the story as well. Once his father passes and his mother doesn't pay much attention to him and instead makes her way into the comfort of another mans arms Oskar decides to sneak into his fathers room and then finds a key after knocking over a shelf. He also finds and envelope that says 'Black' on it and thus his journey begins to figure out the meaning since his father used to give him puzzles constantly (so he is interpreting the key and message as means of figuring out the mystery of his father and such... I don't want to ruin the plot). His main focus with the key is to find whatever it unlocks in the city. It's a spectacular book.
        • Anonymous
          wow! thanks for that synopsis.......honestly - with words, you make it sound MUCH more interesting than the trailer does - good job. i'll definitely check it out.
  • Anonymous
    It's by no mean a deal breaker for me, but I just don't care for Sandra Bullock. I don't know what it is about her. This movie looks good though.
  • David
    this looks like the worst kind of cloying Hollywood bullshit, and even worse, it's exploiting the misery of 9/11.  
    • marty12
      Just lilke every WW2 film ever made then!
      • David
        no, usually WWII movies are actually about that event, particular battles, etc. This is just using 9/11 as a jumping point for some sappy Hollywood journey story where a kid realizes he can get over his father's death. Yuck.
        • Xerxexx
          What about the kids of the actual victims? can they not feel like this kid feels? 9/11 happened, its apart of human history, and through that horrible day millions were changed, and stories of accpetance and moving on are stories that people want and by all means should hear.
          • http://www.facebook.com/danielvutran Daniel Vu Tran
            Would you rather have this movie be about 9/11 completely and how it affected the world, David? Because that's definitely not going to exploit the 9/11 event either right? lol. The perspective is definitely unique, and just because they're "exploiting" 9/11, so be it, whatever. It's just an event lol. So many stories revolve around WW2 and etc, whose main premise isn't actually WW2 itself.. you act like these guys are the only ones adding on an event to a story -__-
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQoJo81lujk Crapola
      Is sorto thought thought that too, milk that 911 money cow. I doubt it could reach the levels of cheese that the 'You mess with one New Yorker, you mess with us all' line that horrific Spiderman ending. Without the Twin Towers part the story for me would be better, it's way too easy to tug at the heart strings.
  • rocKKicker
    im in, i thought the trailer was fantastic. im not reading into the 9/11 "exploitation" but rather it being a tool of the journey for the child. plus, im a sucker for u2.
  • Eddie
    I guess all of you "kid" haters out there forget some very special roles by kids in movies like ET, Stand by Me, Kramer vs. Kramer, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sixth Sense, etc. Sorry Lady GaGa or Snookie isn't the lead in this for all of you...would it be hip and cool if they were? Go watch your Twilight movies for the 30th time... And by the way, please don't reproduce at least your ignorance towards children will end when you do... Its based on a book which happens during 9/11, how is that exploitation? Lets just forget it ever happened, right you PC drones. Whats next don't make movies with backdrop of WWI, WWII, Viet Nam or the Civil War... The trailer is great and very emotional definitely Oscar contender just from this alone...
    • http://www.facebook.com/danielvutran Daniel Vu Tran
      People using Lady Gaga / Snookie as insults generally have the same amount of intellect as high schoolers posting on youtube. 
  • Anonymous
    People are going to love this. The sole fact that they use U2 is testament to that, but if you've read the book it's blatantly obvious that JSF was planning from the start to make this into an highly emotional blockbuster. Surprised they aren't pushing this out wide on Christmas, though.
  • Yan
    Looks a bit emotionally manipulative like a Spielberg film.
  • kitano0
    Personally, as trailers go, it was one of the best I've seen.  The editing, almost in perfect rhythm of that awesome song, was almost overwhelming..in a good way. Besides, Hanks and Bullock together?  I love those people. On another note, I must say that considering cinema is, in my opinion, the most exquisite means of conveying emotion, beauty, psychological nuance, and metaphor probably ever invented, really brings out a lot of people that seem to live primarily in their alligator brains, or with same brains up their arse.  I wish all you fuckin' fanboys-wannabe-critics would go to Oz a get a heart. I mean, everyone has a right to their opinion.  But if this trailer didn't move you in some way, I don't want to be in an elevator alone with you.
    • http://www.facebook.com/danielvutran Daniel Vu Tran
      Why, do these people fart a lot? 
      • kitano0
        Touche'!
  • Matt
    Having read the book I fear that this may be a let down...
  • wm
    so if Tom Hanks was killed in a car crash, that would make this movie more believable? If a kid has that special relationship with, in this case, his dad, then losing him will forever change his life. So he has to do his best to try and find out what this key is for. No matter what. It's important to him. And being a kid, they will not stop until they find the answer.

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