Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Movie Quotes

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'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' movie quotes represent some of the best dialogue in this 2011 drama movie adapted from the best-selling 2005 novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Both the book and the movie follow the life of 9-year-old Oskar Schell. After his father is killed in the 9-11 terror attacks, Oksar sets off to unravel a mystery while grieving (in his own way) for his dad. Not surprisingly, many of these 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' quotes are extremely emotional. See your favorite quote on the list? If so, vote it up. And if your personal favorite 'Extremely Loud' quote isn't listed, feel free to add it.

'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' is directed by Stephen Daldry ('The Hours,' 'The Reader') and stars Thomas Horn as Oskar Schell. Oskar's father, Thomas, is played by Tom Hanks and his mother, Linda, is played by Sandra Bullock. Oskar's dad is featured heavily in the film, mainly in the form of flashbacks. When Oskar finds a key in his late father's closet, he decides to try and figure out what it opens. The movie follows Oskar as he tries to figure out what's going on. 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' also stars Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright and James Gandolfini. Despite generating Oscar buzz, 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' was snubbed by the Golden Globes and did not garner a single nomination.

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    Finding Things

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    Oskar Schell: "If things were easy to find..."
    Thomas Schell: "They wouldn't be worth finding."


    Before his father's death, he and Oskar played a lot of games. Mostly, these games involved Oskar's dad (Tom Hanks) asking him to find things, based on certain clues. When his dad dies, Oskar sets out on his own to solve one final mystery. His imagination is boundless, and this helps him cope with what undoubtedly is the greatest loss of his young life.
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    Looking

    Looking is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Movie Quotes
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    Oskar Schell: "Maybe everybody's looking for something."


    Words of wisdom from young Oskar Schell, as he comes to understand that yes, everyone in life is searching for something. Oskar also begins to realize in 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' that even if you believe you know someone well, you may never really know everyting about them.
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    The Way I See The World

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    Oskar Schell: "My dad said the way I saw the world was a gift - that I was different than everyone else."


    Oskar Schell is definitely different. He's incredibly bright, curious and somewhat precocious. Oskar's dad was his anchor - someone who loved him unconditionally and tried to help build his confidence, even with his quirkiness.
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    My Dad Was in the Building

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    Oskar Schell: "People tell me I'm very odd all the time. I got tested once to see if I had Asperger's disease. Dad said it's for people who are smarter than everybody else but can't run straight. The tests weren't definitive. Are you sure you didn't know him? Thomas Schell? He was in the building - 9/11. I'm trying to find a lock for this key that was in the envelope that once belonged to my father."
    Abby Black: "I don't know anything about the key or your father."
    Oskar Schell: "Can I take your picture so I can remember you?"


    The first person Oskar tracks down as he's trying to solve the mystery of the key is Abby Black (Viola Davis). Unfortunately, Abby can't help Oskar - she knows nothing about a key and didn't know his dad. Oskar decides that he will photograph Abby - and each person he meets thereafter - so he'll be able to remember them better.
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    Facing Fears

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    Oskar Schell: "Dad said, sometimes we have to face our fears."


    Oskar, like everyone else in 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' must learn to face his own overwhelming fears and insecurities and conquer them. In Oskar's case, his tambourine helps.
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    What Do You Miss?

    What Do You Miss? is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Movie Quotes
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    Oskar Schell: "What do you miss about him?"
    Linda Schell: "I miss his voice telling me he loves me."


    'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' might center around Oskar's journey to find the lock that fits his late father's mysterious key, but it's also very much about grief and loss after a disaster.
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    The Key

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    Oskar Schell: "After he died, I found this key in my dad's closet. He must have wanted me to find something."


    After Oskar's father is killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he finds a key that he knows is a final clue from his father. He must find the lock that the key fits. The envelope containing the key had one word written on it: "Black." Oskar decides he'll visit every single person named Black in New York. The mission is an urgent one to Oskar and it will take him through all of New York's five boroughs.
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    Doesn't Make Sense

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    Linda Schell: "It's never going to make sense because it doesn't."


    Linda Schell's grief is overwhelming, as she struggles to keep herself together for the sake of her young son. And she's right: Her husband's death will never make sense, no matter how much her son, Oskar, wants it to.
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