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Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Where the Wild Things Are
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Spike Jonze Spike Jonze
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Dave Eggers Dave Eggers
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Plotless, enchanting, bittersweet mood piece

9 years, 8 months ago at Jun 10 5:39
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"Happiness is not always the best way to be happy."

For his first outing as a director since 2002's Adaptation, director Spike Jonze has revisited the thin line separating reality and fantasy to adapt Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book Where the Wild Things Are. Creating a feature-length motion picture from this source material posed a unique challenge, since the book is only ... read more

Where the Wild Things Are

10 years, 2 months ago at Dec 6 19:27
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Where the Wild Things Are is a movie future generations will be talking about if there is any cosmic and artistic justice in this world. Why? Because it strikes so deeply at the core of childhood’s fragile and mercurial psyche filled with gloriously beautiful images and heartfelt performances. This is not a children’s film but a film about childhood in every painful and joyous moment.
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Beautiful film but more for adults...

10 years, 1 month ago at Jan 14 14:25
2 votes
After hearing the book is a famous children's book, I had intensions to see the film adaptation. After only seeing some clips and still pictures, this film reminded me a lot of Bridge To Terabithia. It does have its similarities with Where The Wild Things Are but there are a lot of differences between the two. It is the feelings that you have for them that make them similar. It has nothing to do w... read more
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Description: The first twenty minutes of this creative, bold, and thought-provoking screen adaptation of Maurice Sendak's immensely popular 1963 children's book rushes at us in a torrential stream of images, movements, and loud sounds. Nine-year-old Max (Max Records) chases the family dog, exerts his power over a fence in an imaginary game, digs a snow igloo, attacks his older sister and her male friends with snowballs, cries after his igloo being destroyed, and avenges himself on his sister by some destructive acts in her room. At school he's shocked when his science teacher outlines a scenario in which the sun dies. At home again, he tries ... (more)
Release date: 16 October 2009
Tags: Fantasy (24), Adventure (16), Drama (14), 2009 (14), Family (11), Imagination (9), Monsters (8), (8), Loneliness (7), 2000s (6), Based On Book (6), Fear (5), Anger (5), Biting (4), Book (4), Friendship (4), Running Away From Home (4), Forgiveness (4), Childhood (3), Box Office Flop (3)
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" TITLE OF WRITTEN WORK: Where the Wild Things Are PUBLISHED FORMAT: children's book AUTHOR/CREATOR: Maurice Sendak ORIGINAL PUBLICATION YEAR: 1963 HAVE I READ: Yes NOTES: N/A "


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