Review | Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Us Rating: ** 1/2
At times, it's extremely touching and incredibly soulful. Yet this drama ultimately drowns in its own sentimentality. After his dad (Tom Hanks) dies on 9/11, Oskar (Thomas Horn), 11, finds a key in his closet and scavenges NYC to find the lock it fits. Oskar's search is filled with cloying gimmicks: He's joined by a mute old man and shares a traumatic secret with a stranger. Only Sandra Bullock, as his mom, shows real sincerity as she quietly grieves for the man she lost and cares for the child she wants to understand.