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Family reviews: 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'

A parents' guide to select new movies:

'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'

Rating: PG-13 for emotional thematic material, some disturbing images, and language

What it's about: A boy tries to make sense of his dad's death on 9/11 by going on a quest in search of the lock that a key his father left behind fits.

The Kid Attractor Factor: A child is the hero, and 9/11 is seen from a child's confused point of view.

Good lessons/bad lessons: "Every day is a miracle." "If things were easy to find, they wouldn't be worth finding."

Violence: The 9/11 subtext and images from it are a part of the story.

Language: A smattering of profanity

Sex: None.

Drugs and alcohol: None.

Parents' advisory: A 9/11 movie that flirts with "cute" and "precious," it's also a very accessible way for kids to process that piece of history, Suitable for 11 and older.

Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

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