Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

I’m not going to sugar-coat this one: movies like Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close make me want to not watch movies anymore.  It’s such a transparently obvious Oscar-bait film that it enrages and frustrates me no end.  There are great stories to be told, and remarkably inventive ways to tell them, even ones that touch on such tragic events as 9/11, but this is not the way to tell them.  For further examples of this, see Remember Me.  Actually, don’t.  Movies that use 9/11 as a tragic plot device should not be allowed to be made, let alone seen.

I don’t have anything else to say about this movie, other than I hated the child actor Thomas Horn so much by the end of the movie that I wish something terrible would happen to him by the end.  His performance was remarkably grating and terrifically annoying, which is odd because director Stephen Daldry got such an amazing performance out of Jamie Bell at a young age in Billy Elliot.  Massive dislike for this movie.

1 / 5

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About SkoochXC
Long-time blogger, Canadian, cine-snark-aphile, Tweeter and generally lonely hearted guy.

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