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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

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A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Dennis Hearn ...
Minister
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Homeless Man
Julian Tepper ...
Deli Waiter
Caleb Reynolds ...
Schoolboy
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Walt the Locksmith (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
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Locksmith Customer (as Lorna Guity Pruce)
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Hazelle Black
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Storyline

A troubled young boy, Oskar, is trying to cope with the loss of his father. Oskar starts lashing out at his mother and the world. Until a year later, he discovers a mysterious key in his father's belongings and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock, just as he used to when his father was alive. On this journey he is bound to meet a lot of people and learn a lot about himself and his family, but will he ever find the lock? Written by Koro

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Extremely Sweet & Incredibly Heartwarming


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Rated PG-13 for emotional thematic material, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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20 January 2012 (USA)  »

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$110,775 (USA) (30 December 2011)

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$31,847,881 (USA)
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Jeffrey Wright and Viola Davis also appeared in Syriana (2005). See more »

Goofs

Around 42 minutes in, Oskar remarks that "Hazelle Black lived in Hamilton Heights". However, as he is going into her house, the trash can in the garden reads "242 Eldert Street". Eldert Street is in Brooklyn. See more »

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Oskar Schell: There are more people alive now than have died in all of human history, but the number of dead people is increasing. One day, there isn't going to be any room to bury anyone anymore. So, what about skyscrapers for dead people, that are built down. They could be underneath the skyscrapers for living people, that are built up. We could bury people 100 floors down. And a whole dead world could be underneath the living one.
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Referenced in Conan: The 24th Annual NERF Product Expo (2012) See more »

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If You Know The Lord Is Keeping You
Written by Charles Taylor
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A haunting and lovely tale of a boys journey to keep his father alive in his memory.
28 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I personally loved this movie, and was shocked to see such negative reviews. I loved the fact that it centered around 9/11, as I think as painful and emotional as that was, we should NEVER forget it. I thought that the acting was superb and the scenery of NYC was wonderful. I loved the message and even though I was emotionally exhausted by the films end, I still felt good after seeing it. I give this film 10 stars and hope to see it receive many awards. I'll be owning it on DVD when its released. The acting by the whole cast, although the boy carried the movie almost single handily, was great, and this movie seriously touched my heart.


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