'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' Movie Will Outdo the Book (VIDEO)


extremely loud incredibly close tom hanksIt's quite rare, at least for me, to see a film based on a book and think, "Wow, I actually liked the movie version better!" But even though the screen adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close won't be in theaters until December, I just watched the new trailer, and, well, I think this is going to be one of those rare occasions.

There are several reasons why it looks like this movie just might outshine its literary beginnings. Certainly director Stephen Daldry, who was at the helm of Billy Elliot and The Hours (also a novel, originally), is one reason; the stellar cast (Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright, and James Gandolfini, to name a few) is another.

Interestingly enough, though, the qualities of the story that really bugged critics about the book are the exact same qualities that I think will make the movie amazing.

For example, critics took issue with the novel for being "sentimentally watery" and having a "hyperactively visual surface," as well as being overly "improvisatory" and "schematic."

Add those up and whaddya get? Cinema gold!

Seriously. Swells of emotion, stunning visuals, a keep-you-guessing pace ... that's the stuff of a good flick. One you need to arm yourself with a purse full of tissues to make it through. One that will make for several teary Oscar acceptance speeches. (Did I mention the plot revolves around an 11-year-old boy who loses his father in the World Trade Center attacks?)

Who knows, maybe Safran Foer missed his calling as a screenwriter. Either way, I'll definitely be standing in line to see this one ...

What do you think of the trailer for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close?


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Lovin... LovingKentucky

I absolutely cannot wait to see this movie-the trailer is amazing, I almost cried just watching it.

kelli... kelli0585

WHAT?!?! No way! I love this book. I'm stoked.

AngiDas AngiDas

Tom Hanks dying=instant tears

Jenniy Jenniy

can't wait to see this movie

nonmember avatar Dave

This looks bloody awful. Hollywood nonsense grasping at the least interesting aspect of an awesome book.

nonmember avatar M. Mcguire

Curious that you talk about everyone but the brilliant screen writer himself that made this story come alive from the pages. I say give credit where it is due...Thank You Eric Roth for another amazing movie!

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