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'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'
Lowdown: Oscar alert! After Oscar-winner Tom Hanks dies in the Twin Towers, his Oscar-winning wife Sandra Bullock helps their son go on a quasi-spiritual quest looking for some sort of answers to all the big questions. Directed by Oscar favorite Stephen Daldry ("Billy Elliot," "The Hours," "The Reader"), and based on the bestselling book.
Grade: A-. The U2 track is a bit much, but there are so many promising traits here that it's hard not to be intrigued. At the very least, it should redeem Hanks for "Larry Crowne."
Release date: December 25