Favorite New Films: Where the Wild Things Are

posted by The Joe


Spike Jonze’s past films have left me cold, as the Charlie Kaufman screenplays he worked with always failed to leave much emotional resonance.

However, Where the Wild Things Are, in which Jonze steps in himself with co-writer Dave Eggers, is a remarkably sad and beautiful exploration of the loneliness and anxiety that comes with facing the world. There are no easy answers in this dark, complex family film, and I’m thrilled that there are kids out there that get to grow up with this bold achievement.


Saturday, October 17th, 2009 at 3:28 pm