I’m starting a new series this year, as you probaly already noticed it’s called “Paper to Screen” and it consists of me recommending you certain movies if you liked certains books (usually because after watching the movie it made me think of the book). Hope you enjoy it 🙂
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close tells the story of 9-year-old Oskar Schell, an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, Great Explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies who sets out to solve the mystery of a key he discovers in his father’s closet after his father’s death on 9/11, with the help of an older neighbour.
Little Boy is a movie about the 8-year-old Pepper Busbee, a “little boy” and magician in practice who, after his father leaving for World War II, tries to bring him back with the help of a priest and a Japanese neighbour.
The reason I recommend this movie if you’ve read and enjoyed Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is because both protagonists are amazingly special kids that find help in the most unexpected people. Both set to discover something about the fathers they are both really close to. Heartwarming stories with fantastic characters! I recommend both, obviously!