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Overall B-

Max (Max Records) may be having trouble adjusting to his mom's (Catherine Keeper) single status and new boyfriend (Mark Ruffalo), but when he runs away to an imaginary island Where the Wild Things Are, he discovers these monsters don't live in a paradise either. This movie is an adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story.

Violence C+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B+
Substance Use A-

MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language.

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Where the Wild Things Are

Why is Max so angry with his mother? How does he deal with the loneliness and frustration he is feeling? How does he use his imagination to escape the unhappiness in his life?

What are the challenges of adapting a book to the screen, especially one with as little storyline as found in Where The Wild Things Are?

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