Where The Wild Things Are (2009)

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Adventure. Innovative director Spike Jonze collaborates with celebrated author Maurice Sendak to bring one of the most beloved books of all time to the big screen in Where the Wild Things Are, a classic story about childhood and the places we go to figure out the world we live in. The film tells the story of Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. Max lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought.



What really got me hooked on Maurice Senak's classic book Where the Wild Things Are was Levar Burton. After he did an episode of 'Reading Rainbow' on it, I grabbed my Belton Public Library card and dragged my Mom out to the car. I had to have it! For a lot of kids, "Where the Wild Things Are" was and hopefully still is a special experience. Now it's being made into a movie, and though I'm no longer exactly in the story's target age bracket, it's hard not to be a little bit excited.


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Where The Wild Things Are Release Date
In Theaters October 16, 2009
Where The Wild Things Are Credits
Starring: Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo | Voices: Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Chris Cooper, Forest Whitaker, Paul Dano, Michael Berry Jr
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Produced by: John B. Carls, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Vincent Landay, Maurice Sendak
MPAA Rating: [ PG ]
Distributor: Warner Bros.
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