Where The Wild Things Are (Widescreen)

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Innovative director Spike Jonze collaborates with celebrated author Maurice Sendak to bring one of the most beloved books of all time to the big screen in "Where The Wild Things Are", a classic story about childhood and the places we go to figure out the world we live in. The film tells the story of Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. Max lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought.

Subtitles: English SDH (Subtitles for Deaf and Hearing Impaired), French, Spanish.

Series Of "Where The Wild Things" Are Shorts By Lance Bangs.


Starring: Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker
Studio Name: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: 08/23/2011
Rating: PG
Format: DVD
Screen Format: Widescreen
Run Time (in minutes): 101 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: AC, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.16
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.58 x 5.56 x 7.57

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Customer review by Pitchfork

5.0 stars by Pitchfork

Where the Wild Things Are is the film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic book of the same name. Directed by Spike Jonze (Adaptation, Being John Malkovich), the film expands quite a bit on Sendak’s original story. Like the book, the story follows Max (Max Records), a 9-year-old boy who sails to a far away island inhabited by strange, giant creatures. After arriving on the island and meeting the creatures, Max declares himself their new king. Soon, Max learns that it’s not so easy being a king and having the responsibilities of a king. This version of the story is more mature than Sendak’s original. I thought Spike Jonze did an amazing job updating the story (with Sendak’s blessing). The wild things now have their own personalities and names and Max is fleshed out much more. It’s easy to see that each wild thing is another part of Max himself. The look of the wild things is fantastic! They look like they stepped right out of the book. The voice acting really makes them come to life. I especially liked Ira (Forest Whitaker) a soft-voiced shaggy giant, Alexander the goat (Paul Dano), and Douglas the rooster (Chris Cooper). But my favorite wild thing growing up was the bull, Bernard (Michael Berry Jr.) and after watching the film, he still is. I loved the score and music of this picture very much. It had a balance of youth and playfulness mixed with moments of apprehension and sadness. It follows Max’s emotions perfectly. I’ve read and heard that a lot of people thought the movie was made more for adults than children. They felt the subject matter was beyond the understanding of a child. I disagree. Though, it is more mature than the book, I think a child will be able to grasp what is happening and be able to take something away from it. As a DVD note, I was hoping there would be a “making of” documentary on the disc, but there isn’t one. The extras are little film clips of the crew having fun on the set, etc. I think this film is the perfect compliment to my favorite children’s book of all time. I highly recommend this film!

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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Customer review by divaaj

5.0 stars by divaaj

i've just saw the movie at the movie theater. now I want to purchase movie It won't come out till tomorrow.

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Customer review by mc45

5.0 stars by mc45

My favorite since childhood, true to the book in terms of images. Im 43 and this story still speaks to the child in me. I watched it with my own child...it was the first book i bought for him to start reading.

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