Where the Wild Things Are
- 1h 40min
- Directed by: Spike Jonze
- Cast: Max Records, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, Paul Dano, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker
- Website: wherethewildthingsare.warnerbros.com
Maurice Sendak's nine-sentence children's tale about a boy whose bedroom turns into a forest full of huge creatures gets the Spike Jonze ('Being John Malkovich') treatment. Any joy here comes from the brilliant production design of the creatures - Jonze opts to use puppetry over CGI and this gives the action an ethereal quality. Unfortunately the creatures are emotional stereotypes and as such, lack dimension.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
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Where The Wild Things Are1 Dec 2009
Long deemed unfilmmable, Maurice Sendak’s nine-sentence children’s tale about a boy whose bedroom turns into a forest full of huge creatures gets the Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) treatment. To fluff out the story, Jonze employed A…
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