Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Movie Trailer

I had seen this trailer ahead of the last few movies I’ve gone too and I kept meaning to put it up, but then kept forgetting. Though it looks like a bit of a downer and a sort of retread of similar movies about the turmoil that happens in a child’s life at the death of a parent, I am very curious about this adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.  I tried to read Everything Is Illuminated with my book club, but just couldn’t get through it. It was just a little too weird for me. Did anyone have any luck with either of his books or this movie? Oscar bait or the real thing?

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  1. I read EL&IC in January this year and fell in love with it! It was a little strange but not too much and once I got it I thought it was wonderful. I’m currently re-reading it before we see the movie (hopefully on Christmas). I’m thinking the movie will be really good!

  2. I got the audio for Everything Is Illuminated, but didn’t finish it. I didn’t dislike it, it just didn’t capture me so I let it go by the wayside. EL&IC is on my book club’s reading list this year.

  3. I really enjoyed the book, even though part of it (involving the grandparents) was a bit of a buzz kill and was really confusing. The part about the boy, though, was just beyond precious. I have high hopes for this movie. Every time I see the trailer I weep.

  4. This was a great book that I read a few years before starting to blog. I can’t wait to see the movie and see if it does the book justice. I thought the book was really well done and told a heartrending story, but I haven’t heard good things about Everything is Illuminated and have stayed away from it. I would recommend giving this one a try though, and seeing what you think.

  5. I haven’t read the book and must before I see the movie. I want to think the movie will be great with the actors that are in it but am afraid that the previews will be the best part? I hope I am wrong and am just being cynical!