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PG| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Catherine Keener , Max Records , Mark Ruffalo , James Gandolfini , Lauren Ambrose , Chris Cooper , Catherine O'Hara , Forest Whitaker

Director: Spike Jonze

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Release Date: October 16th, 2009|1 hr. 41 min.

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fan reviews ( 106 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Jonze has filmed a fantasy as if it were absolutely real, allowing us to see the world as Max sees it, full of beauty and terror. The brilliant songs, by Karen O (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and the Kids, enhance the film's power. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The most daring thing that Jonze and Eggers have done is make a children's film that might not really be for kids. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Like the book, the movie blends a primitive quality with an imaginative artfulness. It also amplifies upon the story's gentle, sly wit. show more

  • August 29, 2010 WilliamSicklick
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    boring

  • March 14, 2010 PawPrintPower1
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    that was an awesome movie

  • March 01, 2010 bworstnameever
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    This movie was awesome. The acting was great and the filming and setting was absolutely beautiful. I'm very surprised it did not win any major awards. I personally think this is not really for children but for mature children.

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