Where the Wild Things Are
Feeling misunderstood at home and at school, mischievous Max (Max Records) escapes to the land of the Wild Things, majestic -- and sometimes fierce -- creatures. They allow Max to become their leader, and he promises to create a kingdom where everyone will be happy. However, Max soon finds that being king is not easy and that, even being with the Wild Things, there is something missing.
Director: Spike Jonze
Producer: Tom Hanks, Maurice Sendak, Gary Goetzman, Bruce Berman, Vincent Landay, Jon Jashni, Thomas Tull, John Carls
Cast: Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker, Catherine Keener, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Cooper, Lauren Ambrose, Paul Dano, Max Records
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A beautiful film that tries to examine the confusion and anxiety children sometimes face when trying to process the complexities and weight of grown-up problems. Still, it's definitely not a movie for everyone. In fact, many people will find it as confusing and frustrating as Max finds his world. But be patient, and you may just want to give the film a hug in the end.June 13th, 2014 · Details
My family generally considers this the worst movie we ever watched. Slow, strange, and mental (as my kids would say)May 27th, 2013 · Details
From the second the boy steps into his imaginary world to the end of the movie, I was scratching my head trying to figure out what was going on in this film. If the characters are manifestations of different aspects of the boy's imagination, this kid needs some serious psychological help. I know they were going for some kind of 'high art' with this film, but seriously, the whole thing is gobuldy-gook. It also felt incredibly long. Had a hard time sitting through this. for this, I'm not sure if it is worth your time. Stick to the original children's book, which is worth your time.October 1st, 2011 · Details
I thought this would be fun for the whole family, but it wasn't worth any of our time. Too slow, sad and a bit scary.July 27th, 2011 · Details