- 2012 OSCAR NOMINATIONS:
- Best Picture
- Best Supporting Actor - Max von Sydow
Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock unite for the first time in this moving post-9/11 drama. Adapted from the acclaimed bestseller by Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is a story that unfolds from inside the young mind of Oskar Schell, an inventive eleven-year-old New Yorker whose discovery of a key in his deceased father’s belongings sets him off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open.
A year after his father died in the World Trade Center on what Oskar calls “The Worst Day,” he is determined to keep his vital connection to the man who playfully cajoled him into confronting his wildest fears.
Now, as Oskar crosses the five New York boroughs in quest of the missing lock—encountering an eclectic assortment of people who are each survivors in their own way—he begins to uncover unseen links to the father he misses, to the mother who seems so far away from him and to the whole noisy, dangerous, discombobulating world around him.
Along with Hanks and Bullock, newcomer Thomas Horn stars in the role of Oskar. Also featuring Academy Award nominee Max von Sydow and Viola Davis, as well as John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright and Zoe Caldwell.
Three-time Academy Award nominee Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Reader, The Hours) directed from a screenplay by Academy Award winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Insider), based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel.