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Where the Wild Things Are

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 101
Theater Release: 16 Oct 2009
Video Release: 02 Mar 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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Where the Wild Things Are is rated PG: for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language.

Cast: Max Records, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker
Studio: 2009 Warner Brothers Pictures
Website: Official site for Where the Wild Things Are.

Detailed Review

Maurice Sendak’s book, Where the Wild Things Are, is only 39 pages long, with very little text and distinctive illustrations. So turning the minimalist children’s story about a young boy… 
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Why Is Where the Wild Things Are Rated PG?

Although based on a book aimed at young children, this movie depicts several moments of… 
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Talk It Over

Why is Max so angry with his mother? How does he deal with the loneliness… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

Catherine O’Hara, who provides the vocals for Judith in this film, has done voice work… 
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