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'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' trailer: Tom Hanks will send you on a journey... and make you cry

There are moments in Jonathan Safran Foer’s best-selling 2005 novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close that are so unimaginably heartbreaking, it’s hard – despite how good the book is – to not to need to put it down and take a breather (or just have a really good cry). For those unfamiliar with Foer’s novel, about a young, imaginative New York City boy named Oskar (Jeopardy! winner Thomas Horn, making his big screen debut) who loses his father (Tom Hanks) in the Sept. 11 attacks, the trailer might be just as weepy.

The trailer sets up the story (after the tragedy, Oskar embarks upon a journey around the city with a mysterious key that belonged to his father) and its tender moments (all the people Oskar meets during his quest). The U2 song actually pushes the trailer in to dangerous schmaltzy territory, but readers have to have faith in the Oscar-friendly combination of director Stephen Daldry (The Hours), writer Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), and two of the biggest stars on the planet (Hanks, Sandra Bullock). Watch the full clip below:

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Originally posted September 29 2011 — 11:38 AM EDT

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