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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

I’ve been excited for this movie to come to DVD because I heard it was a powerful and heartwarming drama.  What no one told me is that it is THE SADDEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME.  I was doing doc review while watching it, and I almost shorted out my keyboard from all my tears.

Oskar Schell is a 9 year old whose father dies on 9-11 in the World Trade Center.  He sets out to make sense of his world after this tragedy, and to solve the mystery of a key that he found in his father’s closet.  Oskar’s world is unique because he has Aspergers-like tendencies (he mentions at one point that he was tested for Aspergers, but the result was inconclusive).  On his journey, he discovers more sadness, but also kindness and love from the people he meets.

This is how the movie goes.

Sniffle.

Sniffle sniffle.

Cry.

Cry cry cry cry cry.

This movie can’t get any sadder.

Cry cry cry cry cry.

IT GOT SADDER.

CRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

CRY CRY CRY CRY CRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

HOW CAN ANY MOVIE BE THIS SAD

SOB SOB SOB SOB SOB

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOB

OH NOW IT’S HEARTWARMING BUT THE KIND OF HEARTWARMING THAT MAKES YOU CRY

CRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

and then it was over, and I was 2 pounds lighter from all the tears I shed.

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