Where the Wild Things Are rating info

Where the Wild Things Are

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-

Why is Where the Wild Things Are rated PG? The MPAA rated Where the Wild Things Are PG for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language.

Run Time: 101 minutes

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Why is Where the Wild Things Are rated PG? Where the Wild Things Are is rated PG by the MPAA for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language.

Although based on a book aimed at young children, this movie depicts several moments of peril and strong action adventure. A child argues with and bites his parent before running away. He is sad after older children smash his snow fort while he is inside of it. He acts out when his mom’s boyfriend comes to dinner. He experiences danger while in a boat on a rough sea and later while climbing a steep cliff. He is chased by creatures that threaten to eat him and later hides inside of a monster’s stomach. Characters are injured while playing "war" with dirt clods. One character has his arm torn off. Several characters express anger, abusive behavior or jealousy. An adult couple kisses briefly and is shown with alcoholic beverages. The script includes very infrequent profanities.

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Where the Wild Things Are
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G May Frighten Young Children.
Alberta PG Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Where the Wild Things Are"

Cast and Crew

Where the Wild Things Are is directed by and stars Max Records, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Where the Wild Things Are movie is March 2, 2010. Here are some details…

Release Date:2 March 2010
Where the Wild Things Are releases on DVD with the following:
- Series of “Where the Wild Things Are” Shorts by Lance Bangs
Where the Wild Things Are: Combo Pack (Blu-ray Disc, DVD & Digital Copy) includes:
- Higglety Piggety Pop! Or There Must Be More to Life
- HBO First Look: Where the Wild Things Are
- Series of “Where the Wild Things Are” Shorts by Lance Bangs

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Catherine O’Hara, who provides the vocals for Judith in this film, has done voice work for many other children’s movies including Monster House, Over the Hedge and Chicken Little.

Two youth take refuge from reality in an imaginary world in the movie, Bridge to Terabithia (also based on a children’s novel). Young viewers may be less frightened by the creatures of Monsters Inc. (who sneak out of bedroom closest in the middle of the night).

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