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Reel Bits Review: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

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The attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 left almost 3000 dead, and arguably shaped the course of the first decade of the 21st century. Shaking America out of its complacency, it is difficult to imagine an aspect of life that hasn’t been touched in some way in the aftermath of this tragic event. Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel, which serves as the basis for this film, deals with the individual voices in New York City, depicting a narrative that reflects a young man and an older man’s point of view. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close would seem to have all the right ingredients for a gold derby, coming with the weight of Academy Award favourite Stephen Daldry, but as the film might suggest, you can’t predict everything.

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