Where The Wild Things Are

Based on the children’s classic by Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are follows Max (played by Max Records), an alienated little boy with a big temper and a bigger imagination, as he runs away from home and sails to an island of arguing monsters. He proclaims himself their king, and has several monstrous adventures.

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Where the Wild Things Are received its PG rating for “mild thematic elements, some action adventure and brief language.” ClearPlay removes some profanity and a few gross-out, scatological moments. What might put parents off more than the individual elements is the general tone of recklessness: the young boy is disrespectful, does dangerous things, has a rebellious streak…in other words, he’s more like a real boy than a “movie boy” and isn’t always sympathetic. Though it seems like a kids’ movie, the target audience skews a little older.

Will Wild Things bring out the beast in me?…

Where the Wild Things Are is probably about as accurate a depiction as you could have of the mind of a young boy who escapes into his imagination when the real world gets too tough. Beautiful, intimate and magical, Wild Things tends to polarize audiences who either love it or are annoyed by it. I enjoyed its artistry and intent, but I’m not clamoring to see it again soon.

Marty Nabhan— ClearPlay Inner-Child Department

Rated PG for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language.; 101 min; Directed By Spike Jonze