• Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Where the Wild Things Are

Release Date: October 16th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 2nd, 2010

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: Children , Adventure , Fantasy

Production Co: Playtone Productions, Wild Things

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Escape, Sister, Growing up, Offbeat, 2000s, Family, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Not since Robert Altman took on “Popeye” a generation ago, and lost, has a major director addressed such a well-loved, all-ages title. This time everything works, from tip to tail. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Where the film falters is Jonze and novelist Dave Eggers' adaptation, which fails to invest this world with strong emotions. show more

  • 100
    Peter TraversRolling 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

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Awards

Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture