Warner Bros. has released five clips from Stephen Daldry‘s adaptation of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I found the film surprisingly moving and well-made, but I recognize that it’s one of the most divisive flicks this year. The people who hate the movie really hate it and I can understand where they’re coming from. The characters’ odd affectations will either push you out of the story to where you’re no longer willing to come back or they’ll intrigue you until the film has your full attention till the final frame. Watching individual clips isn’t the best way to sell the flick since the scenes work better in context, which is why the trailers are so terrible. But if you’re itching to see more footage from the flick, we’ve got your covered.
Hit the jump to check out the clips. The film stars Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, and Max Von Sydow. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is currently playing in limited release. It opens in wide release on January 20, 2012.
Here’s the official synopsis for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close:
Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” tells the story of one young boy’s journey from heartbreaking loss to the healing power of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the tragicevents of September 11. Eleven-year-old Oskar Schell is an exceptional child: amateur inventor, Francophile, pacifist. And after finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, he embarks on an exceptional journey–an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. As Oskar roams the city, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity, who are all survivors in their own ways. Ultimately, Oskar’s journey ends where it began, but with the solace of that most human experience: love.