Where the Wild Things Are

It’s a bit dark and sad and funny, but totally worth your time.

The story can be summarized by Max’s line: “It’s hard being a family.” To me, the underlying theme was families — those we’re born into, and those pseudo-families we form. Max follows his statement by saying, “I wish you guys [the wild things] had a mom.” Well put, because yes, it’s hard to be a good, strong family at times, but we all need moms.

I want kids like Max.

  • Great post! I loved it too. The movie made me want to have kids.

  • memitchell

    …i really want to see this.

    darn it nat, who am i gonna watch it with?!

  • The movie to me was about trying to remind adults what it’s like to think like a child. The Wild Things have the articulation of adults but the emotions and ambitions of children, which at first threw me off, what with its seeming meandering and wandering plot-wise, but that’s what being a kid is about. Kids don’t look at the world for purpose and meaning and messages and morals; they look at what’s right in front of them, in this case, moment-by-moment interactions and relationships.

    Also, it just looks pretty.

    Also, Karen O. Yes.

    There’s my thirty-second review.

    Beautiful movie, and I can safely say I’ve never seen another like it. In several ways.