Where the Wild Things Are

2009 fantasy drama film directed by Spike Jonze

Where the Wild Things Are (in 188 minutes release on Signature Edition on September 4, 2026) is a 2009 American-Australian-German fantasy drama film directed by Spike Jonze. Written by Jonze and Dave Eggers, it is adapted from Maurice Sendak's 1963 children's book of the same name. It combines live-action, performers in costumes, animatronics, and computer-generated imagery (CGI). The film centers on a lonely eight-year-old boy named Max who sails away to an island inhabited by creatures known as the "Wild Things," who declare Max their king.

There's one in all of us.

MaxEdit

  • Let the wild rumpus start!

DialogueEdit

Max: Did you make this?
Carol: Yeah, yeah.
Max: It's very good.
Carol: We were gonna make a whole world like this. Now, everyone used to come here, but you know... you know what it feels like when all your teeth are falling out really slowly and you don't realize and then you notice that, well, they're really far apart. And then one day... you don't have any teeth anymore.
Max: Yeah.
Carol: Well it was like that.

[Max drags a chair to the counter. He sniffs the food in the kitchen. His mom takes the oven mitt off to tell him to be quiet.]
Connie: Hey, shh.
[Max sits on the chair.]
Max: Mom, what is that?
Connie: Pâté.
[Picks up frozen corn]
Max: Frozen corn? What's wrong with real corn?
Connie: Frozen corn is real. All right, now get off the chair, please. And go tell your sister to clear her stuff off the table.
[Max shouts real loud]
Max: CLAIRE, GET YOUR STUFF OFF THE DINING ROOM TABLE!
Connie: Max, don't ever pull that now.
[Max stands on the countertop.]
Connie: Max, get off the counter, please. Get off. I have a friend here. You're embarrassing me.
Max: WOMAN, FEED ME! [Connie covers her eyes and sighs in disappointment]
Connie: Max, get off the co--get-g-get off the counter. [impatiently, in an angry tone.] Get off the dang counter, Max, now. Now!
Max: I'LL EAT YOU UP!!
Connie: [shouts] GET DOWN! [Max snarls] Get off from there! [Max steps off the counter and runs to the front door. Mom chases him and Adrian is on the couch, who notices.] Stop!
Adrian: Hey.
Connie: Get over here! [She grabs Max, who starts poundin' his fists on her wrists.] What is wrong with you?! This is not acceptable behavior!
Max: YOU'RE NOT ACCEPTABLE!!
Connie: No dinner for you, Max!? Go to your room!? [Max bites her on the shoulder.] OW!! [Mom drops Max, who falls to the floor. She holds onto her shoulder in pain.]
Max: [tearfully] NO MORE GO TO YOUR ROOM!!
Connie: Max! You bit me! THAT HURTS!! [Adrian walks up to Mom]
Adrian: Connie, he can't treat you like that. Connie calm down. [Mom is embarrassingly furious.]
Connie: No, Adrian, go back to sit in the couch! My Claire was never waste! Max, what is WRONG with you?! You're out of control!!
Max: [Tearfully, Max gets up and screams and runs out the door] IT'S NOT MY FAAAAULT!!!!!!

Ira: Oh my god, it's KW.
Alexander: Oh, hi KW.
Douglas: KW, it's good to see you.

Douglas: That was my favorite arm?!

TaglinesEdit

  • There's one in all of us.
  • Inside all of us is... hope. Inside all of us is... fear. Inside all of us is... adventure. Inside all of us is a wild thing.
  • Let the wild rumpus start!
  • I could eat you up, I love you so.

CastEdit

VoicesEdit

Suit performersEdit

  • Vincent Crowley as Carol.
  • Alice Parkinson as K.W.
  • John Leary as Douglas.
  • Sam Longley as Ira.
  • Nick Farnell as Judith.
  • Sonny Gerasimowicz as Alexander.
  • Angus Sampson as Bernard the Bull.

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