The newest trailer for Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock’s post-9/11 drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is here – get your tissues ready.
The film, based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel of the same name, follows a 9-year-old boy who lost his father in the September 11th terrorist attacks. He finds a key that he’s certain his father left for him, and sets out on a quest to figure out what it unlocks – meeting a multitude of New Yorkers along the way.
Honestly, the trailer didn’t exactly blow us away – but given that the novel was savaged for its “watery sentimentality,” “contrived and improvisatory” narrative, and “cloying” overall tone, maybe it’s at least faithful to Foer’s book. We’ll find out for sure when Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close hits theaters this December (just in time for awards season consideration…)
In the meantime, check out the trailer below (complete with gratuitous use of U2’s Where the Streets Have No Name) and let us know what you think. Are we being too hard on this one?