Tuesday, April 28

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

I know, I know, I know...the movie came out in 2011. But it's honestly taken me this long to get up the nerve to watch Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.

I needed more distance from 9/11 before I could watch a movie about it, especially a movie about a father and his son. It took me awhile to get up the nerve but I am so glad that I did.

Thankfully, the disaster of 9/11 was simply a backdrop to the story of a bond between a father and a son, and ultimately a bond about family and understanding and support. It was extremely and incredibly moving.

As a father it moved me to examine the bond I have with my family and it made me think about how to prepare them for life on their own. No small topics.

As a New Yorker, it made me proud. It did bring back memories of how the city united during that horrible period, and how any of us would have done anything to help anyone affected. We still would.

I know many folks don't like watching movies unless they're new, and after a few years they feel kinda stale. Not this one. If the time has come for you to watch a movie centered around 9/11, then I encourage you to watch Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.

It'll move you, it'll inspire you, it'll make you think about how you can be a better person.

Have you seen it yet? What's your experience? JIM.

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