Are you ready for a 9/11 sappy drama about a boy who searches for a message that his father left him? Given the plot and cast list and not having watched the trailer I would say yes, I’m ready. 9/11 is a touchy subject that very few filmmakers have successfully tackled, but director Stephen Daldry has made some impressive films (The Reader) and Tom Hanks usually chooses good material, okay maybe not Larry Crowne, but usually he’s on the ball and Sandra Bullock has also attempted to give acting a serious try, so I’m naturally curious in a film about 9/11 called Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, but my god talk about an awfully cut trailer. Even drowning out the “uplifting” U2 song couldn’t help. The trailer is extremely dull and incredibly annoying.
I’m still holding small hopes for this one because first trailers are never full indication of a films quality, but I can’t say that I’m looking forward to this one just yet.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close opens in limited theaters on December 25th, 2011, with a wide expansion set for January 20th, 2012.
Check out the trailer below, thanks to The Film Stage.
Oskar (Thomas Horn) is convinced that his father (Tom Hanks), who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a final message for him hidden somewhere in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother (Sandra Bullock) and driven by a relentlessly active mind that refuses to believe in things that can’t be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father’s closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his own loss to a greater understanding of the observable world around him.