Rated PG · 101 minutes · 2009

Adventure, Fantasy
When the infamous beasts of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are show up in director Spike Jonze’s adaptation of the beloved children’s book, you’ll genuinely feel as if you’re being transported to another world. After four years of filming and all kinds of delays, the gifted director has managed to put something onscreen that resembles nothing like I’ve ever seen before; he’s made something wonderful. Max Records takes on the role of Max, a rambunctious kid who acts up one evening and winds up in a land of moody monsters. The film looks beautiful; the dialogue is real and honest; the dirt fights are quite vicious. The beasts are voiced by the likes of James Gandolfini, Forest Whitaker and Catherine O’Hara. This is an extraordinary film, but it’s not for kids, so proceed with caution.

See our full review: Wild Wonderful

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Jonze's adaptation is a delightful movie for adults about being a kid »

Official Site: wherethewildthingsare.warnerbros.com
Director: Spike Jonze
Producer: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Maurice Sendak, John Carls, Vincent Landay, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Bruce Berman
Cast: Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, James Gandolfini, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker and Paul Dano



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Memphis Flyer Into the Wild A kid-lit classic makes a triumphant transition to the screen. by Greg Akers 10/15/2009
Colorado Springs Independent Heavy lifting You could argue that Where the Wild Things Are is the most ambitious film ever inspired by a 10-sentence-long picture-book — but that sentiment doesn't do justice to this prickly, hilarious, devastatingly emotional work of art. by Scott Renshaw 10/15/2009
Charleston City Paper This year gave us a host of great films — one even had zombies In many areas, 2009 sucked profoundly — bad economy, bickering health-scare debate, the Yankees winning the World Series again. But at the movies, things were much better. In some years, the last couple of films on my top 10 list just fill out space; in 2009, I agonized over terrific films that didn't quite make the cut. If you're looking for entertainment or dramatic tension over the next few months, your Netflix queue could be an embarrassment of riches. by Scott Renshaw 12/30/2009
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The Coast Halifax Where the Wild Things Are almost a hit, but not quite Spike Jonze's adaptation takes too long to gel with its theme. by Hillary Titley 10/15/2009
Charleston City Paper Where the Wild Things Are turns the psychology of make-believe into emotional art Spike Jonze has found the feature concept beneath Maurice Sendak's minimalist text and burrowed straight into the heart of a troubled young psyche trying to understand itself. by Scott Renshaw 10/15/2009
Charleston City Paper Cinebarre hosts midnight showing of Where the Wild Things Are We love how this year’s spate of movie theater openings/renovations has inspired some friendly competition between local companies. Cinebarre, the oldest of the newest theaters, has really been stepping it up with free screenings and outdoor shows. by Erica Jackson 10/14/2009
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Law Abiding Citizen, My Sweet Misery, Where the Wild Things Are and more. 10/15/2009

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