Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

(PG-13) ★★☆☆☆

This melodrama transforms the grief of 9/11 into some kind of interborough healing of the cheapest kind. Oskar (Thomas Horn) lost his father (Tom Hanks) in the 9/11 attacks. He finds a key labeled “Black” among his father’s things, which sends him out to contact every person in NYC named Black. A great cast just can’t avoid the too grandiose “aww” moments and too much floating Hanks.

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