Where The Wild Things Are (Widescreen)

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Where The Wild Things Are (Widescreen)

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Starring: Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker

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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.

Max Records,
Catherine Keener,
Mark Ruffalo,
Chris Cooper,
James Gandolfini,
Catherine O'Hara,
Forest Whitaker
Studio Name: Warner Home Video
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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Rated 4 out of 5★by 21reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★by "Let the wild rumpus start!" 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! 03/21/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★by i've just saw the movie at the movie theater. now I want to purchase movie It won't come out till tomorrow. 03/01/2010
Rated 2 out of 5★by MAJOR disappointment I loved this book growing up, which should have been a dead giveaway that i would not like the movie, because lets face it, the movie rarely does the book justice. There were two cuss words, and it seemed to me that both the child and Carroll (sp?) were suffering from some mental disorder rather than a desire for attention or something. I would have a hard time letting my children watch this movie. ESPECIALLY when Carroll takes off trying to eat the boy and nearly kills him. Its not a childrens movie, and come to think of it, its not an adults movie either. This is just one of those flops that would have been better off left to the imagination of young children and sentimental adults. 03/10/2010
Rated 1 out of 5★by Huge Disappointment I am a mom of 3 girls. My husband, myself, my 8 and 10 year old thought the movie was really boring. It dragged and was extremely slow. My 6 year old liked it, but did not sit down long enough to watch the whole movie. This movie was a huge disappointment to me. Its a very boring movie with conversation that probably only a 6 year old would understand and want to listen to. The movie was made up of mostly conversation, rough outdoor play, and some very inappropriate scenes such as throwing large dirt balls at each other to hit each other which I think got to rough. One of the female monsters wants to show the boy her two friends and then throws rocks into the air to knock two fake looking owls out of the air. Then she forcefully holds these shaken up, confused, fake looking owls and introduces them as her friends. This may be part of the boys imagination, but little kids are watching this and its very inappropriate. One of the reviews on a different website states you have to open your mind while watching this movie. If you want to open your mind, I would buy the book instead. 03/06/2010
Rated 1 out of 5★by The wild rumpus never happened I'm the assistant to the regional manager at a small paper company, and I'm very disappointed and let down by this movie. It was nothing like the book! I wanted my wild rumpus, and got nothing but a roller coaster of bad acting and Mark Ruffalo. The cratures looked nothing like the book and there was better storytelling in 4 pages than 2 hours. Spike Jonze has failed us all. For shame... 03/03/2010
Rated 1 out of 5★by Terrible Movie This movie is pointless. Not only did the kids not understand, all the adults agreed that it was 2 hours of our life's that we will never get back. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY! 03/01/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★by great for a 6 year old. her older siblings and birthday friends attested to the wonders of this story. get it. it's probably a collector's item now. 05/22/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★by Art form I really adore this movie. i see many negative remarks that it was boring or a dissapointment, but what it really is is art! and you have to realize that. 06/02/2010
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