Friday, October 16, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are

Title: Where The Wild Things Are
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Starring: Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper
Genres: Comedy, Kids/Family, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Animation, Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hour. 34 minutes
Release Date: October 16th, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
Review: This film feels like childhood is remembered, and it is wonderful. The way Mr. Jonze has captured the scary, funny, quirky, odd, beautiful, sad and amazing flavor of this story truly left me with a sense of childlike wonder. This is what childhood imagination could do, without the limitations of rational adult thinking, and it is glorious.

Someone asked me "will my children like it?", and the answer to that question I do not know. But I do know this; I liked it, and the little kid still left in my heart LOVED it!

My hat goes off to you, Mr. Jonze. Well done.

Grade: 7.5

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