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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + UV Copy) [Region Free]

Tom Hanks , Sandra Bullock , Stephen Daldry    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow, Thomas Horn
  • Directors: Stephen Daldry
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Swedish, Spanish, Norwegian, Italian, German, French, Finnish, Dutch, Greek, English, Danish
  • Dubbed: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Jun 2012
  • Run Time: 129 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00683T4X2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,788 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Adapted from the acclaimed bestseller by Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and 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.

Special Features
Making Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Finding Oskar
Ten Years Later
Max Von Sydow: Dialogues with The Renter

Synopsis

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.

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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars unusual and beautifully acted 3 Jun 2012
Format:DVD
This is an unusual film about a boy - who is clearly a very unusual boy. Previous review described the boy as 'annoying' ... i think they have missed the point of the character. The boy is intense and would clearly be classed as very high functioning autistic (which is briefly mentioned in the film) - i didn't find him annoying at all, i found him charming and very moving. Highly intelligent but struggles with people and his own emotions. His father works with him constantly to encourage him to interact with people and face situations he (the boy) thinks he can't cope with. They play games, invent games with clues to be solved - and are just so close. Then it happens - that day. After that the boy has to cope without his dad and this story is the boy trying to move on, trying to cope with so much going on in his brain, trying to cope with his grief. The mum seems to be distant, not at all close with her son but really (and obviously ) she understands her sons problems and this will become clear. Its not a typical film about a child, this is a child with emotional problems - suberbly acted and i really enjoyed it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful film... 12 Jan 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
a beautiful film - thought provoking - life affirming - and well shot. Don't listen to the critics that say it,s over sentimental - it's not but where sentimentality does exist it is well placed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Moving 13 Feb 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Anybody who remembers the awful tragedy of 9/11 cannot fail to be moved by this film and I think it portrays what life must have been like for many children and adult partners as they sought and still seek to come to terms with that event and the loss of a loved one. The cast where great and there was real feeling in the way they acted which brought you into the situation whether you wanted to be there or not. A film well worth watching, if only to remind us just how fragile our time and relationship are, and it reminds us that what we leave behind are memories for others to cherish and respond to.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sensitive and rewarding study of tragedy 7 July 2012
By Fantasy Lore TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Having not read the book on which this film is based, I can't comment on how faithful it is to the novel, but on its own merits the film version of `Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' is a well-made, satisfying and moving movie outing.

Having watched the film, I suspect the novel is superior, because the story doesn't really lend itself to a feature film; there is a final fulfilling climax, but not enough story conflict along the way to make it thoroughly gripping at every stage of Oskar's journey. In particular Oskar's unrealistic autonomy is a sticking point, and although this is eventually explained, this along with other unlikely events doesn't ground the production in the reality that you feel would have best served the material and made for a more profound experience. But that's not to say it isn't fantastically shot, directed and acted, because it is.

Although I do feel some criticism of the casting of Oskar's parents to be warranted, because (even though they do a very good job) actors with more range and on-screen presence than Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock would no doubt have made this story even more impactful and poignant.

In spite of the years that have passed since 11th September 2001 the use of the tragedy of that day as the main focal point for this story is no less effective. The occasional (somewhat) graphic representational shots of the fates of some of the people in the World Trade Centers on that day will surely be traumatic for some viewers, especially those directly effected, but I think the film-makers have balanced that sensitively with the touching nature of Oskar's quest and the final sharing of pain and joy between Oskar and his mother at their memory of their lost loved one.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
By A. Chell VINE VOICE
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When Stephen Daldry's drama about a young boy trying to come to terms with the loss of his father was first released, the critics savaged it. Those that gave it more than one star damned it as "Oscar bait" and, indeed, Max von Sydow's non-speaking performance was, bizarrely, nominated for an Academy Award.

Very few people, however, took the time to look closely at the central performance by young Thomas Horn, who manages to carry the whole film despite never having acted before. Less charitable viewers have described his character as annoying, with too many irritating quirks; I disagree. Having some experience of being in the presence of children with autism, I recognised some of the classic traits in the character of Oskar - a precociously bright, single-minded child who finds it difficult to relate to others and who needs the world around him to make sense. In the script, Oskar even mentions that he'd had tests for Asperger's syndrome but that the results were "inconclusive".

There is a fairly thick layer of schmaltz overlaying the film and Sandra Bullock, playing Oskar's mother is criminally underused, but this is a film that draws you into its - or more precisely Oskar's - world so fully that you're compelled to watch it to its conclusion.

It most definitely isn't a film for everyone, but if you think it might be your type of film, it's worth a few quid just to marvel at the central performance. There is a section in the middle that slows the film down, and that's the reason I can't stretch to a four-star rating, but it's most definitely a solid three-and-a-bit.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Extremely slow and incredibly dull.
While the characters are well portrayed, there is nothing else to merit this film. It is painfully slow, and verges on the downright boring. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Cal
1.0 out of 5 stars Not my view of the movie
Actually, I haven't downloaded it. I ordered it mistakenly thinking it was included in Prime Instant Video. Have not found any way to reverse the purchase. Read more
Published 20 days ago by MrE
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film which addresses the complexities of human loss and ...
Excellent film which addresses the complexities of human loss and to some extent trauma, through the eyes and experiences of a small boy with aspergers ( although this is not fully... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Millie Christmas
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth watching
Emotional and heart warming but not mushy.. This film is slightly off-key which is why I liked it. I have never watched a bad Tom Hanks film. Read more
Published 26 days ago by MrE
4.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Interesting and thoughtfully made movie.. one to watch..
A very interesting take on a world event; that will keep you watching. Tom Hanks is great as ever, and the story is told in a unique and quintessentially youthful prose, with... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Julie Casey
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as it thinks it is.
This film is not as good as it thinks it is but not as bad as some of the reviews.

Yes the child is annoying with or without the 'high functioning autism' and the film... Read more
Published 29 days ago by Madalene Green
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Boring
Published 1 month ago by gina mackay
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good movie about ADHD child
Another of Bullock's tough-subject movies, well worth seeing and very moving. Her child has ADHD so is a challenge. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Helen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by C
1.0 out of 5 stars Fast forward this.
Probably the most irritating film I've seen, mainly due to:
1) The young actor played Oskar in a petulant whiney way which made you want to punch him. Read more
Published 1 month ago by H. Carlton
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