One of the most emotional stories to come out of 9/11 isn't about the horrific act of the 9/11 terrorists. Instead it is a young boy's search for understanding and learning to live in the wake of his father's tragic death in the twin towers on that horrible, horrible day. Jonathan Safran Froer's book, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close chronicled one family's pain through the eyes of a child; I shed more tears than I can count reading it.
In the words of Jonathan Safran Foer, "You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness."
The Oscar nominated film, directed by Stephen Daldry and starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn (the son) and Max Von Sydow, while not quite living up to the book, and criticized for milking the emotion to the nth degree, is still very much worth watching.
Above, the route from book cover to movie poster to movie tie in book cover.
Reposted from 9/11/2012