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Where the Wild Things Are

(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Where the Wild Things Are
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Max has an active imagination, who will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including Carol who has the same temperament as Max. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems.
Title: Where the wild things are
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2010]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Title from container
Based on the book by Maurice Sendak
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
Summary: Max has an active imagination, who will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including Carol who has the same temperament as Max. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems.
Audience: MPAA rating PG for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language
ISBN: 1419864068
Branch Call Number: J DVD
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures presents in asociation with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, a Playtone/Wild Things production, a Spike Jonze film ; produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Maurice Sendak, John Carls, Vincent Landay ; screenplay by Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers ; directed by Spike Jonze
Credits: Music, Karen O, Carter Burwell.
Performers: Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital
Other Language: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Imagination in children Drama Temper tantrums Drama Brothers and sisters Drama Mothers and sons Drama Children's costumes Drama Runaway children Drama Fantasy films Fiction films Action and adventure films Video recordings for the hearing impaired Feature films Children's films
Topical Term: Imagination in children
Temper tantrums
Brothers and sisters
Mothers and sons
Children's costumes
Runaway children
Fantasy films
Fiction films
Action and adventure films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Children's films
Publisher No: 1000027423
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Oct 09, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

A waste of time. Although I didn’t fast forward this movie, I keep waiting for something meaningful to happen that never came. Lot’s of dark humour but still not enough. Don’t bother with this movie.

One of the "Where the wild things are" DVD copies DOES NOT WORK at all.

Jul 14, 2013
  • ThelmaPickles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

People are so quick to condemn something that is unique and complex. I think this is a magical film that captures the spirit of the book and Sendak himself. If you want to learn more please watch the documentary "Tell Them Anything You Want, A Portrait of Maurice Sendak". Yes, the film deals with the wide range of human emotions: happiness, sadness,joy, loneliness etc. Kids experience these emotions too and that was Sendak's point. Childhood is often a scary place. The book was widely criticized when it was first printed but it quickly became a classic because it spoke to kids. I recommend this to anyone over 6 years of age.

May 16, 2013
  • Kitty_ONeill rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I did not like this movie at all. It has some very dark setting and extremely dark characters.

May 07, 2013
  • Hello_Seattle rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Bunch of random stuff happening. No story line really, just a hap-hazard movie. Expected more as I read the book when I was little. But it wasn't like the book at all. It was really lame, camera was jerky for no reason at all (normally done to stir adrenaline) and gave me a head-ache. Not the a kids movie at all. Warner Bros President said of the movie:

"I would say it’s a movie for adults first and for a certain kind of child second. It doesn't completely fit your expectation of a pure family film. It’s all good, but it is surprising."

Not a good movie in general, very poorly put together.

To the people wondering what went wrong with this film: Maurice Sendak, the writer of the book which this was based on, also worked on this film. He approved what Dave Eggers came up with as an interpretation of his story. So when you say that "the movie screwed it up" you're essentially saying that the guy who originally wrote the book is stupid. Most of the people rating this film poorly apparently didn't get what the original book was about. I won't elaborate on that since it would do everyone well to educate themselves, but I will say the film caught the essence of the book. Also, to parents taking their kids to these films: USE GOOGLE. Occasionally I'll see a review "warning" parents about films like this as if they've been mislead into believing this is Bridge to Terebithia and not Watership Down, but that isn't the case. Double check online to see if the film is something you'd want your kid seeing. Though really, I've never known anyone who grew up to be a psychopath because they watched Secret of Nimh. I doubt this film will scar the delicate mind of any child.

thanks very much for the movies sincerly jahniklwa

The book was better. Hands down!

Aug 11, 2012
  • Palomino rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

2nd time watching, it still makes me cry buckets. It's gorgeous, visually, and different from any movie I've ever seen.

Jun 19, 2012
  • Autotrooper rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I am really surprised at all these comments. Apparently people want to dumb down their kids and make things simple and happy for them. That ain't life. This is an excellent movie.

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Jun 19, 2012
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Jul 08, 2011
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Dec 10, 2010
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Jul 08, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Child fights with and bites his mother. Fantasy creatures destroy huts, fight, and talk about eating each other.

Jul 08, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Mild language

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