An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world - a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures who crown Max as their ruler.
A young boy named Max has an active imagination, and he will throw fits if others don't go along with what he wants. Max - following an incident with Claire (his sister) and her friends, and following a tantrum which he throws as a result of his Mother paying 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 one named Carol who is much like Max himself in temperament. 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. Written by
During the "Rumpus", when Carol jumps straight up into a tree trunk, he falls back on his front. However, when the camera cuts to Max, then back to Carol, he is now on his back. See more »
Hey, Claire. Wanna see something great?
[on the phone]
Who else was there?
It's an igloo! I made it.
Yeah, my brother.
I can't. We're supposed to go to my dad's that weekend.
The snowplows left some snow across the street, and I dug a hole into it.
Go and play with your friends.
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The logos for Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, and Village Roadshow Pictures are covered with Max's scribblings. See more »
I rented this movie thinking it was a kids' movie and nothing I'd have to worry about when I let my 10 year old watch it.
When the movie was over he just sat there and cried. This movie depressed a 10 year old boy. A kid that dresses like the Grim Reaper EVERY Halloween.
All he could say was that it made him feel so bad. Everyone just hates each other and no one ever learns to be happy.
The movie "A Bridge to Taribitha" was sad, but it wasn't the same kind of sad you feel at the end of "Where the Wild Things Are". I would not recommend this movie to any one. Kids have enough in their lives that can leave them sad or upset, the very least a movie can do is show them that there is some hope in the end. This movie is depressing and hopeless.
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