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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


Jan 19, 2012

Latest Home Video

Mar 27, 2012

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Stephen Daldry


Thomas Horn
Tom Hanks
Sandra Bullock


2011 Warner Brothers Pictures

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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.

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Why Is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Rated PG-13?

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is rated PG-13 for emotional thematic material, some disturbing images, and language.

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Violence: Several characters discuss the events of 9-11. Some depictions of the day, including the famous falling man photo, are shown. A child makes rude comments to and yells at adults. A child practices self-mutilation (by pinching himself). A person imagines someone falling from the building. A mother and child argue. A character is bullied.

Sexual Content: A man wears drag. Some kissing and embracing is shown.

Language: A character uses modified profanities including two that sound like a strong sexual expletive. Some name-calling is used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters talk about smoking. A man drinks in a bar. Another has alcohol in his office.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

G Coarse Language.
AB PG Mature Subject Matter.
MB PG Mature Theme.
ON PG Not Recommended for Young Children.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close...

Home Video Rating: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Release Date: 27 March 2012

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close release to home video with the following bonus extras:

- Making Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

- Finding Oskar

- Ten Years Later

- Max von Sydow: Dialogues with The Renter

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cooperlaw3234 says: Jan. 29, 2012

RE:  Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

I am the father of a 10 year-old boy. He is fascinated by the events of 911.  I was a 1st Responder. No doubt, my role at the downed towers has caused my son’s robust interest.
I viewed the movie yesterday. I realize that it is marketed to children.  This is a movie which should be rated R. Sadly, children are flocking to it. My sense is that perhaps a teenager of 16 or above could handle this movie.

The movie’s depiction of a Psychologically challenged boy, even before his father’s death, may lead to copy-cat behavior by young viewers.

It is baffling as to why the movie writers, etc. had to include scenes of self-mutilation/brusing by the troubled child and bizarre behavior that any reasonable parent would caution their child against (e.g., asking a complete stranger if he could kiss her). 

At certain points in viewing the movie, I thought that there would be a discussion about securing Psychological help for the boy. You wait and wait for such mention and it does not happen.

Throughout the movie, it is clear to an educated adult that the child is autistic.

When the movie concludes, the writers attempt to dissuade you from disliking the mother—-it turns out that the mother was around and perhaps watching over her child.

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