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
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