Saw Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close with my friend Jim. As soon as the first line was spoken, I thought, “Oh my God, this is awful and it’s just going to get worse”, and it did. A friend of a friend said that after seeing the movie, he wished 9/11 had been a take your kid to work day. Max Von Sydow was good, but the movie was insufferable. We were going to see Haywire afterwards, but we were so dispirited, we didn’t want to wait and went home.