Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze, 2009)

What's it about? An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's much loved children's book, about a disobedient boy who sails off to a mysterious land after being sent to bed without supper.

Is it any good? A curious adaptation which takes a book for children and makes it into a film for adults. Readers of the book will know nothing much happens, but the Wild Things are impressively rendered and the soundtrack is an eclectic little mix of music. Different people will probably get different things from it, but the underlying theme seems to be a sadness about the inevitably of growing up and leaving childish things behind, which I found it rather moving by the end. In fact, it sort of inspired me to have a go at building a fort some day soon.

Anything else I should know? Be warned, this might be too scary for the rugrats, but they need to toughen up some time. Once the nightmares and screaming have stopped, they'll understand it was character-building to see this film. 

What does the Fonz think? Growing up is hard to do.

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