‘Wrote a post a while back about movies that can make a man weep. Here is a safety-tip: try to analyze the title of the movie, maintaining a high level of awareness, to avoid the possibility of tears. For me, my preference is to ALWAYS avoid movies that have the potential to make a man weep. Hey: a movie can get past you. Sometimes the Mrs. picks out the movie right? I have an excuse for “Bambi” and “Old Yeller”. I was a kid.
So, my dilemma with this DVD, is that it made me weep. I almost pulled it off. I reached the end, and then … it happened. So, gentlemen, I will go ahead and give you the name of the movie so that you can keep yourself from getting drawn into a movie that might cause you to weep in front of your wife or your girlfriend: AWKWARD ! & BUMMER! So here is the movie: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”
I usually don’t recommend movies that bring about some degree of weeping. Another dilemma: I normally stay away from movies that come ANYWHERE close to the 9/11 tragedy (2001). However, the movie really is not about the 9/11 tragedy. It is about profound relational dynamics that come up with loss, grief, confusion, and re-connecting. “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is a great movie. I cautiously recommend the movie, with the understanding that even though this movie IS NOT ABOUT 9/11 … one could be triggered; thus, my caution. The acting is top-notch / Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks. I don’t know anything about the kiddo. But he portrays an Aspergers kiddo. And I guess that hits home, right in the breadbasket. My son is an Aspergers kiddo. Thomas Horn portrays the 9-year-old boy Oscar Schell, who is (in the movie) somewhere on the Autism spectrum, trying to make sense of everything.