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Where the Wild Things Are movie review


Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is touted as a children’s book, but more adults seem to appreciate it.  The book is creative and leaves much to the imagination of anyone that reads it.  The book had nine lines of dialog, but readers liked it mainly for the incredible drawings. 

The movie was released today, and it stays true to the book in many ways.  Again, it seems to be a movie made more for adults, then children, although it is certainly suitable for children.  Just like the book, the movie opens with Max running through the house screaming chasing the family dog, and trying to get attention from anyone who will listen.  The movie moves through Max’s interactive imagination with many dysfunctional and fun loving characters.  For a while, things go well, but then drama must be portrayed.  Voices are portrayed by Hames Gandolfini, Forest Whitaker, Lauren Ambrose, and Catherine O’Hara and their performances are all touching when matched with the furry creatures in the movie. 

Where the Wild Things Are is portrayed through the eyes of a nine-year-old child and it will undoubtedly become a movie classic for adults and children alike.   Many reviewers have given it 4.5 stars.

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