Simon Vozick-Levinson
September 25, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Where The Wild Things Are

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
100 minutes
Wide Release Date
10/16/09
performer
James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Max Records, Catherine Keener
director
Spike Jonze
distributor
Warner Bros.
author
Dave Eggers, Spike Jonze
genre
Kids and Family, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B+

Where the Wild Things Are, director Spike Jonze’s surreal vision of childhood angst, has inspired an equally weird but altogether more joyous work from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman. Assorted hums, hoots, and hollers unfold over imprecise folk-psych instrumentation, sounding very much like the racket that an acclaimed hipster musician’s inner grade-schooler might kick up. These are the sort of unruly sounds that encourage passive background listening, but be sure to pay attention to the handful of actual songs, which are often as memorable as anything Karen O’s primary band has done lately. B+

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