Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world--a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler.

MPAA Rating:
PG for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language.
Runtime:
94 Minutes
Genre(s):
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Director(s):
Spike Jonze
Writer(s):
Spike Jonze (screenplay) &
Dave Eggers (screenplay)

Northwest Military's Review

Roger Ebert on October 14th, 2009

Maurice Sendak’s much-loved 1963 children’s book becomes a big-budget fantasy, with particularly good realizations of his Wild Things, creatures on an island visited in the imagination of a small boy (Max Records).  But the plot is simple stuff, spread fairly thin by director Spike Jonze and writer Dave Eggers. Three stars

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