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9/11 through a child's eyes

'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' probes aftermath of 'the worst day'

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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:01 am

A bright, socially awkward boy tries to make sense of 9/11 and find some closure for the father he lost on what he calls "the worst day" in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close." The film, based on a Jonathan Safran Foer novel, is a sometimes tearful remembrance of that day and the lives it ended or forever disrupted. And while it flirts with the preciousness that comes with Foer novels ("Everything is Illuminated"), it is engrossing and emotional in ways no other 9/11 drama has managed.

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