Thursday, February 2, 2012

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

So, I made my 101/1001 list, and one of the items on the list is to see at least three movies a year with my parents. I have always been close to my parents, and going to the movies is one of our favorite things to do together. Of course, this is much easier to do right now since I'm currently living with them and can't spend my weekends with Michael since he's away at school.

This past weekend we went to see Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. We had been wanting to see it since the previews first came out, and it felt like it took forever for it finally to open, and then we waited another weekend. (We never go to a moving on hoping weekend since it's usually crazy, aside from Harry Potter and Twilight).

We knew from the previews that it was probably going to be incredibly sad. Everyone remembers where they were on September 11th, at least from a certain age on, so it is always tough to see movies about it. However, we still couldn't wait to see the movie. I am a huge fan of Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks, and the little boy seemed amazing from the previews.

I ended up really enjoying the movie, despite crying a bit. It was very tough to take at some parts, and completely incredible at others. It still blows my mind sometimes that authors are able to come up with amazing stories like this. Now that I've seen the movie and am intrigued by the main character, I really look forward to reading the book. 

Has anyone else seen the movie or read the book? What did you think?


  1. I really liked the book, but haven't seen the movie yet! I highly recommend the book if you liked the movie (even though it is SO sad)

  2. oh gosh, i'm still not sure if i want to go and see this yet. it just looks so sad. but i really do adore tom hanks and everything he does!
    xo TJ

  3. Okay, so I am so out of the loop on movies and stuff because I live in the middle of nowhere in a foreign country. That brings me to my next question (because I am too lazy to google it and find out): what is this movie about!?