Where the Wild Things Are

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"There's one in all of us."
  • PG
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 6.7  (101,441)
  • 71

Where the Wild Things Are is about a rambunctious eight-year-old named Max who likes to wear a wolf costume and act like a wild animal. His parents are getting a divorce, and he feels ignored by his mother and sister. His sister does nothing when her friends destroy a fort Max built outside. In retaliation, he trashes her room. To make matters worse, his mom invites her boyfriend over for dinner instead of visiting the new fort he builds in his room. Max dons his wolf costume and wreaks havoc. He bites his mom’s shoulder and runs away when she yells at him. At the edge of a pond, he finds a boat and boards it. The pond turns into an ocean, which leads to an island. On the island, Max encounters a group of monstrous creatures. One of them, Carol, is having a tantrum because his girlfriend, K.W., left him. Max tries to join in the mayhem but soon arouses the suspicions of the wild things. He must convince them that he is a king so that they don’t eat him. Carol shows Max a model of a fort that he wants to build on the island. Max agrees to help build it. When K.W. brings two owl friends to help, Carol becomes jealous and starts ruining the fort. One of the wild things confesses to Max that he knows he is not a king. When Carol finds out, he threatens to eat Max, but K.W. steps in to save him. What happens on the island is a reflection of Max’s personal life. The wild things all have their own problems, and Carol’s tantrums only make things worse. In his household, he is like Carol, only adding stress to his mother and sister’s life. After he realizes what they are going through, he leaves the island and returns home, having learned a valuable lesson.

Where the Wild Things Are
Where The Wild Things Are: Maurice And Spike (Featurette)
Where The Wild Things Are: Maurice And Spike (Featurette)

Behind the Scenes - 3 min 16 sec

Where The Wild Things Are: Battle (Tv Spot)
Where The Wild Things Are: Battle (Tv Spot)

Trailer - 31 sec

Where The Wild Things Are
Where The Wild Things Are

Trailer - 1 min 57 sec

Artistdirect.Com Exclusive Where The Wild Things Are Cast Interviews
Artistdirect.Com Exclusive Where The Wild Things Are Cast Interviews

Interview - 3 min 51 sec

Where The Wild Things Are (Dvd Spot)
Where The Wild Things Are (Dvd Spot)

Trailer - 1 min 56 sec

Where The Wild Things Are (Trailer 1)
Where The Wild Things Are (Trailer 1)

Trailer - 2 min 32 sec

Description
Where the Wild Things Are is about a rambunctious eight-year-old named Max who likes to wear a wolf costume and act like a wild animal. His parents are getting a divorce, and he feels ignored by his mother and sister. His sister does nothing when her friends destroy a fort Max built outside. In retaliation, he trashes her room. To make matters worse, his mom invites her boyfriend over for dinner instead of visiting the new fort he builds in his room.

Max dons his wolf costume and wreaks havoc. He bites his mom’s shoulder and runs away when she yells at him. At the edge of a pond, he finds a boat and boards it. The pond turns into an ocean, which leads to an island. On the island, Max encounters a group of monstrous creatures. One of them, Carol, is having a tantrum because his girlfriend, K.W., left him. Max tries to join in the mayhem but soon arouses the suspicions of the wild things. He must convince them that he is a king so that they don’t eat him.

Carol shows Max a model of a fort that he wants to build on the island. Max agrees to help build it. When K.W. brings two owl friends to help, Carol becomes jealous and starts ruining the fort. One of the wild things confesses to Max that he knows he is not a king. When Carol finds out, he threatens to eat Max, but K.W. steps in to save him.

What happens on the island is a reflection of Max’s personal life. The wild things all have their own problems, and Carol’s tantrums only make things worse. In his household, he is like Carol, only adding stress to his mother and sister’s life. After he realizes what they are going through, he leaves the island and returns home, having learned a valuable lesson.

Where the Wild Things Are is a 2009 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 71.

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Where the Wild Things Are is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Where the Wild Things Are for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2009
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 41 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (101,441)
  • Metascore
    71