Based on the novel by author Jonathan Safran Foer, director Stephen Daldry's post-9/11 drama follows the journey of a nine-year-old boy as he attempts to solve a family mystery. Two years after his father is killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks, the curious boy discovers a mysterious key hidden in a household vase and begins an exhaustive search for the matching lock. Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Excellent movie; enjoyed more than I thought I would. Extremely well done all around with all parts beautifully played. A very bright and quirky boy steals your heart w/o being sappy, just himself. Those who have a gifted child with, perhaps, Asbergers or just a few quirks..or any child, for that matter who sees his world and the people in it...or not...if pertain to his own thoughts and activiities at the time..will enjoy this movie, as will teachers. This is narrated by and from the boy's point of view and his independence and resolve are inspiring. Not downbeat at all, in spite of plot line; forget that and see this thoughtful toned down, surprisingly well done movie, Highly recommend as best of all the good films I have seen this year although not a big movie.
All parts well done, but Thomas Horn turns in a natural performance like no other child actor I have seen.
I just watched this movie on: ON DEMAND for HBO and it was an outstanding and very moving movie. So many people still morn for the people they lost on 9/11 and this movie touched so many hearts and showed us our children are grieving just as much as the adults for those lost on that awful day. This is a must see movie and Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock and little Thomas Horn did an outstanding job in this movie. My hats off to all of the actors in this movie. 10/13/12