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Film Review - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is a frustrating movie to watch. Infuriating at times. It’s a heartbreaking story of 9/11 loss that carries a preciousness about it that nearly ruins the entire viewing experience. Dealing with devastating psychological issues, mind-bending stages of grief, and severe behavioral disorders, the film can’t quite decide if it wants to curl up in a ball and sob for 120 minutes or play lightly with its myriad of mysteries. I’m trying to remain settled on a mixed response to the picture, as there’s much to praise about Stephen Daldry’s latest effort. Nevertheless, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” has the tendency to be obnoxious and overwrought without even realizing it, torching most of the sincerity it intends to convey. Read the rest at


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