Sunday, January 22, 2012

Movie review: "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

Many people have probably never heard of this movie and many others probably never will.. It just came out this weekend and I have to say it is one of the strangest movies I have seen lately...
It is about a kid that loses his dad during the 9/11 terrorist attacks and after he dies, the kids starts looking for clues that would bring him closer to the memory of his father...
He finds a key in his dad's closet and starts searching around NYC for a lock that would match the key he found...
During this adventure, he meets a few people and goes to a few places, trying to find meaning to the lessons his dad taught him when he was alive...
So..that's the gist... In my opinion, I think the plot is silly and unrealistic, I felt like the movie never "took off" and I had a hard time getting the message that was being illustrated... The kid is a good actor, but the movie is pointless and very slow paced.  I'm torn, I'm not sure whether I like it some or not at all....
If you feel inclined to see this movie, I'd say wait until it comes out on DVD or even TV.. It's definitely not worth the $10 movie ticket... or even a date night..
I give it 2 out of 5 stars!

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