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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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Walt the Locksmith (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$31,847,881 (USA)
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Sandra Bullock (Linda Schell) was actually in New York City with her family, and witnessed the second plane, United Airlines Flight 175, crashing into the World Trade Center's South Tower on September 11, 2001. See more »

Goofs

Oskar clips a particular set of names out of a phone book and is shown organizing them by geographical areas. He only clips one section per geographical area. However, names in phone books are organized alphabetically, not geographically, so there should be multiple clippings for each geographical area. 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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Cleo's Back
Written by Willie Woods (as Willie J. Woods)
Performed by Little Freddie King
Courtesy of Orleans Records
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WOW - wasn't expecting such an exceptional young star!
9 December 2011 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

I had the privilege of being invited to a screening today and was completely blown away by this movie! Forget the big name stars in this

  • except the extraordinary Viola Davis who is brilliant in whatever she
does. This movie totally hinges on young Thomas Horn, whose performance took my breath away. Yes, I teared up at several moments, but the movie does not stoop to the over-wrought sentimentality that a movie like "War Horse" does. Instead, it takes you on an incredible journey and this young actor so embodies the lead, every emotion, every challenge. I think it really honors 9/11 in the same way that "Reign on Me" did. I am thankful I took the time out in the middle of a work day to go to the screening. I hope this movie does well because it sure made my day. Now I really want to read the book!


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