Where the Wild Things Are

“The night max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind,  his mother called him wild thing…”  It’s only 10 sentences long, and today it’s released in theaters as a full length film, “Where the Wild Things Are” is out today.  Known as one of the most loved children books of all time by Maurice Sendak.

Movie Mom says the film, “is a beautiful poetic meditation on childhood and growing up.”   She recommends it for ages 8 and up and says younger children might get fidgety because there’s not alot of bright colors and jokes like in “Cloudy with a Chance for Meatballs”.

Movie Mom says the film has a good lesson.  Each “Wild Thing” represents an emotion or feeling that Max has.  At the end he realizes what it is to have to take care of people and what it is that his mother does for him.

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