• 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: Fantasy , Children , Adventure

Production Co: Playtone Productions, Wild Things

Distributors: Warner Bros.

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    As wish-fulfillments go, this is a movie lover's dream. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A satisfyingly moody, melancholy, madcap live-action romp. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture