Saturday, January 21, 2012

Things we do together

Today, Cheri and I went to watch our grandson, Jackson, 4, plays beginners'basketball. His dad is one of the coaches.
Early afternoon, yesterday, before the heavy rain, we went to the movies and watched Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close based on the book of the same title written by Jonathan Foer. The story portrays the psychological effects of a loss of a loved one from the perspective of a 9-year old boy who lost his father in the 9/11 catastrophic event he is too young to understand. The acting is excellent and the editing is superb from beginning to the end. The surprises and vignettes of the different characters are wonderfully visualized in the movie than in the book.


Alyce said...

He is so adorable! I'm glad to see that you liked the movie too. I've been wanting to read the book before I see it, but I don't know if that's realistic time-wise.

edgar said...

Alyce-Thank you.
I think it will help to read the book first although my wife enjoyed the movie and she didn't read the book. The movie version is "extremely" close to the book.
There many parts in movie that were only a glance in the book.

Louise said...

Great shot of your grandson. Young kids would love basketball I would think. I didn't know that there was a movie of Up Close- I've been meaning to read that book since it came out too, but never have.

Staci said...

I love him!!! They are so fun to watch at that age!

The book tore me up and this is one movie that I must see..sounds wonderful!

edgar said...

Staci and Louise-Thank you.