Name: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Running Time (minutes): 129
Description: A troubled young boy, Oskar, is trying to cope with the loss of his father. Oskar starts lashing out at his mother and the world. Until a year later, he discovers a mysterious key in his father’s belongings and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock, just as he used to when his father was alive. On this journey he is bound to meet a lot of people and learn a lot about himself and his family, but will he ever find the lock?
Stars: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
The first half I enjoyed (for want of a better word), but then I really started wondering why on earth I didn’t turn it off (or why someone didn’t kill that damn kid). Basically for Desplat’s marvellous music. Hated the kid, and what on earth is so extremely loud and incredibly close, his pervasive voice? Needless to say, Tom Hanks is brilliant and Sandra Bullock was certainly good too, but that kid…