Monday, January 23, 2012

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: A Mother's Perspective

Credit Warner Brothers
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close tells the incredible story of how a young boy, Oskar, who relied on his father and their games and interactions to get through his life; the life he felt was very strange.  He admits that he's different, that doctors thought he might have Asperger's, but the test were inconclusive.

Portraying the Fears
He's scared of the subway, the train, people, crowds, yet his father had helped him find a way to adjust in the big city of New York by assigning him "reconnaissance missions" as a way to force him to talk to people.  One such adjustment tool was a tambourine that he would shake when he was nervous or scared on these missions.  The biggest of all missions, became finding the owner of a key that Oskar found after his father's death.  It was in a small envelope with the name "Black" written on it.  He was hoping that this key and the mission would bring him closer to his father.

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1 comment:

  1. I took my eight and eleven year old girls to this movie after my mom told us how moved she was by the film...Amazing, outstanding movie! Loved it so much! Thanks for stopping by to link up! Now following back!