Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close | 2011

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

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Main Plot

A young boy named Oskar embarks on a journey across New York City, searching for a lock that matches a key left behind by his father who died in the 9/11 attacks. Along the way, he encounters various people who help him uncover the truth about his father's key.


  • Thomas Schell Jr. is the main character in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. He is a young boy searching for answers after his father's death in the 9/11 attacks.
  • Tom Hanks' character in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" is Thomas Schell Sr., who is the father of the main protagonist.
  • Sandra Bullock's character in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is named Linda Schell, and she plays the mother of the main character, Oskar Schell.


In the conclusion of "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," Oskar discovers the truth about the key he found, leading him to meet a man who knew his father. Through this encounter, Oskar learns to accept his father's death and finds closure. He also reconciles with his mother and becomes more open to connecting with others. The film ends with Oskar releasing a message in a bottle, symbolizing his newfound ability to let go and move forward.

Stephen Daldry