Monday, January 30, 2012

Movie Review Monday - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Before I begin this review, I need to state one thing, and confess another:

1)      For this movie Rotten Tomatoes sucks.
2)      I cry at movies.

Rotten Tomatoes currently has this movie pegged in at a 46%. Meaning less than every other critic that gets their review up on Rotten Tomatoes didn’t like this movie.  Now, I want to be perfectly clear…those mofo’s are smoking some grade-A crack.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is an amazing film. Full stop.

As for the confession? I must have cried eight times during this movie.

Back to the review.

It’s a beautiful and tragic movie about the actions we take that push us apart, and the ties that brings us together. It’s about love and sadness and redemption and loss. Newcomer Thomas Horn does a phenomenal job portraying Oskar Schell – he and Max von Sydow (who’s up for a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor) – but everyone in the movie, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, is marvelous.

The movie has a wondrous symmetry and maturity to it as well.

Because of the low rating, I kept expecting there to be a disappointing scene that spoiled the movie, or an ending that brought the whole movie down with it.

Nope. It’s a fantastic film.

Bring a box of tissues and prepare for an extremely incredible experience.

5.0 / 5.0 

PS: Also read the book by Jonathan Safran Foer, it’s just as good, probably better but I read it a while ago and don’t remember the details of why I loved it so much.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer

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