What do you get when you combine a cute innocent little boy who loses his dad, the tragedy of 9/11, and the director of The Hours & Billy Elliot? A movie that will make me bawl my eyes out. In all seriousness, the movie based on a novel that tells the story of 9/11 from the perspective a 9-year-old boy (played by Thomas Horn). Witnessing the plane crash, he loses his father (played by Tom Hanks) and he and his mother (played by Sandra Bullock) must be there for each other to pick each other up after their loss.
When the curious and ambitious boy finds a key that his father left for him, he is determined to find out what it opens – wherever the journey to the truth may take him. Stephen Daldry’s adaptation of the 2005 novel by Jonathan Safran Foer also stars John Goodman, James Gandolfini, Viola Davis, and some other familiar faces.
This heartbreaking and inspiring film is set to be released in theater on January 20, 2012. Check out the trailer below.