Where the Wild Things Are

Finally saw the movie this evening with my 5-year-old daughter. We both loved it. I think it kind of overwhelmed her but in a good way. She was soaking in a lot of visual artistry and lots of laughter and fun without the baggage of emotional manipulation or petty vengeance. I came away thinking it was much better, and much more restrained, than I had thought it would be. It’s a stunning, if simple, movie.