Maurice Sendak’s book, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, inspired Spike Jonze’s equally controversial movie. I caught a matinee this afternoon, and let me tell you, it’s a wild rumpus, start to finish. I give it 4 out of 4 stars.
To co-opt Sendak’s own assessment, "I’m so pleased with [Jonze’s] courage, his moodiness. Children’s movies bore me to death. With Spike, I found a genuine, fierce little artist. It’s not cute and cuddly! It’s a real movie."