Where the Wild Things Are Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 4883

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 194

Theatrical Release Date: 10/16/2009

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/02/2010

Language: English

Genre: Animation, Fantasy

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Spike Jonze

Actors: Catherine Keener, Forest Whitaker, Catherine O'Hara, James Gandolfini, Paul Dano, Lauren Ambrose

Plot: Based on the popular book by Maurice Sendak, when Max is sent to bed without supper, he creates his own world populated by wild beasts who crown Max their new king. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
3.5/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/07/2014

Based on the popular book by Maurice Sendak, when Max is sent to bed without supper, he creates his own world populated by wild beasts who crown Max their new king. This movie is not a same to be strange and that is what I should see in movies for now on.

Rating of
3.5/4

Camper - wrote on 07/02/2013

This movie didn't make a lot of sense the majority of the time, but it didn't have to- it's not our world, it's Max's world. A very strange, very good movie.

Rating of
4/4

Snoogans - wrote on 04/13/2013

Never have I seen a film that captures the essence of childhood so earnestly. It completely encompasses the imagination, thoughts, emotions, fears, and wonder that we all go through in our early years. This isn't a straight-forward narrative, but rather an intellectual and visual experience that is told through the raw outburst of feelings from our main character. The experience isn't unlike being transported into the world of a storybook, which I assume was the intent.

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KatieK
KatieK
Aspiring Actress

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Be Still!

KatieK - wrote on 05/20/2010

The memories are just flooding back. The wild rumpus has started yet again in Mike Jonze's adaptation of the book Where the Wild Things Are. Often movies fail to live up to the hype of well-loved books or end up destroying the book in order to shorten the story: this was not a problem with this incredibly short children's novel. I doubted that it was even possible to turn such a short and simple story into a one hundred minute movie, but with a little stretching of characters and a lot of imagination Jonze pulls it off quite nicely. The story begins with Max struggling through his home life and having much difficulty controlling his emotions. After a night with an unwanted stranger Max goes completely wild and runs away to the far away land Where the Wild Things Are. There are many …

Gabe
Gabe
Producer

Rating of
2.5/4

Let the wild rumpus start!!!

Gabe - wrote on 04/19/2010

Quite possibly my favorite book as a kid. As most of you know who read my reviews I am a staunch supporter of "true" adaptations of novels into movies. In fact, I don't even mind having Max runaway instead of being sent to bed to imagine his adventure. I understand the impossibility of taking a children's book with roughly 10 sentances and turning it into a feature length film. And for that I applaud Spike Jonze for crafting a good film. But something seemed off. Max annoyed me. And even though the cinematography was beautiful as were the "wild things" themselves, they monsters seemed flat. They were just there to be there, but other than Gandolfini's character I felt no real attachment to them. In closing, it's a good adapatation of a classic book, but especially for adults, …

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PsychoKing1227 - wrote on 2009-08-07 14:49

Agreed.  This was one of the most amazing trailers I've seen.  I was tearing up on the whole "Fear" thing.  Looks great.  A great story by Spike Jonze...who rocks!!!

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MovieGuy878 - wrote on 2009-05-20 01:12

Spike Jonze's masterpeice? Hmmm...maybe

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GJ81 - wrote on 2009-03-28 15:55

Wow. Possibly the best trailer i've seen in years. Looks amazing.

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