UPDATE: Warners is finally screening the movie, which Daldry wasn't able to make available in time for the moved-up New York Film Critics Circle voting. The Hollywood Foreign Press has screened the film in advance of their December 7 Golden Globes deadline, and the LA press corps (including the AFI jury and LA Film Critics) is seeing the film Wednesday night at a special LACMA cocktail party, screening and Q & A with Daldry, Bullock, Horn, screenwriter Eric Roth and supporting actor candidate Max Von Sydow. (Hanks is currently filming "Cloud Atlas.")
Here's the synopsis:
Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” tells the story of one young boy’s journey from heartbreaking loss to self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the tragic events of September 11. Eleven-year-old Oskar Schell is an exceptional child: amateur inventor, Francophile, pacifist. And after finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, he embarks on an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. As Oskar roams the city, he encounters a variety of individuals, all survivors in their own way. Ultimately, Oskar’s journey ends where it began, but with the solace of that most human experience: community.