Fifth about The Seventh

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: every film is manipulating. (In fact, every piece of art, every human relation is.) The trick is not letting the wires be seen. This film fails, expectedly given the combination of a touchy event in recent history and a sick, problematic kid. Compounding to the problem is how unsympathetic the protagonist actually is. Everything related to him feels too artificial; the wires are exposed.

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