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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are
  • 2009
  • US
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • 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.

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Where The Wild Things Are

1 Dec 20093 stars

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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