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Where the Wild Things Are

Issue No. 2182

Max meets a Wild Thing

Max meets a Wild Thing

Spike Jonze and writer Dave Eggers have adapted Maurice Sendak’s classic 1963 children’s picture book for the cinema.

Where the Wiild Things Are tells the story of Max, a little boy with an active imagination.

When he dresses up in his wolf costume and bites his mother, she shouts at him and he runs away to a land where he finds the monstrous wild things.

He convinces them that he is a king and they all embark on a “wild rumpus” smashing trees and fighting each other.

But Max soon finds that he hasn’t left all his problems behind. It is a striking vision of childhood for adults as much as for children.

Where the Wild Things Are
Directed by Spike Jonze
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Tue 15 Dec 2009, 17:35 GMT
Issue No. 2182
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