Friday, April 16, 2010
Where the Wild Things Are - DVD Review
Starring Max Records, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo and the voices of James Gandolfini, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker and Paul Dano.
Directed by Spike Jonze.
A movie about childhood, probably more for adults, as it really gets into the melancholy mood-swings kids can have. It's like watching what would happen in a kid's imaginary world if his stuffed animals achieved sentience, but still based on the personalities he'd given them. The movie does not offer escapism so much as a meditation on how powerful childhood was.