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Still shot from the movie: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

A young boy (Thomas Horn) struggles to unlock some meaning in the death of his father in the 9/11 World Trade Center Disaster. His quest also opens his eyes to the lives of others. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 120
Theater Release: 20 Jan 2012
Video Release: 27 Mar 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

The image of the falling man is one of the most famous pictures of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.  

Why does Oskar resort to self-mutilation? Why do some individuals use this as a coping mechanism?

How does Oskar’s mother balance her fears and grief with her desire for her son to succeed? How do people in this story deal with grief and disappointment? Before his death, what does Oskar’s father do to help his son become more self-confident and capable?

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