Year-End Love

Published December 31, 2009 by Graham


It’s that time of year when critics look back and decide which movies were their favorite of 2009– and we’re honored that so many people have included Where the Wild Things Are on their lists! To namecheck a few: Chicago Sun-Times critic and star of At the Movies Michael Phillips, NPR’s David Edelstein, Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday, Movieline’s Kyle Buchanan, and maverick New York Times critic Manohla Dargis all payed tribute to Max and his Maximonsters in their year-end rankings. A.O. Scott of the New York Times even went so far as to name Where the Wild Things Are the #1 movie of the year. Thanks, dude!

It’s awesome and humbling to see this film connect with kids of all ages– even kids who grew up to watch movies for a living. We love you all. Also, a belated congratulations to Karen O and Carter Burwell on their best original score Golden Globe nomination. What a great way to end the year. Thanks to everyone who reads this blog and loves this movie as much as we do. Have fun tonight and we’ll see you in 2010!

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7 comments so far

  1. The accolades are well-deserved! I want to thank whoever it was at Warners that let Spike fulfill his vision to make the movie the way he wanted. Long after some piece of kiddie-movie pabulum would have been forgotten, WTWTA will resonate down the years as a truly memorable work of art, just like the book it’s based on. Congrats to everybody involved! Now I’ll go back to pining for the DVD release. :o)

  2. Matt says:

    A.O. Scott also put Where the Wild Things on his best of the decade list. I think it was number 5. Congratulations!

  3. Briana says:

    Cody hit the nail on the head– Praise for this fantastic and touching film was well earned and more than deserved. Congrats to everyone on your success, and may you all win many more awards and acknowledgments yet to come!

    Happy New Year to Spike, Dave, Max, Karen, and all the other Wild Things that made this possible! You guys are truly amazing.

  4. Shane Coner says:

    Where the wild things are got what it deserved! Greatness!

  5. Paul says:

    Totally agree with Cody and Briana. It`s my personal number one movie of the year (together with “Inglorious Basterds”). The movie uses all the magic of cinema, starting with a magnificent main actor, a wonderful cast, an awesome director, brilliant music and finally the creative use of special effects. It shows you what movies can be. It shows you how honest work looks like.

    Well, 2010 is here now. I keep my fingers crossed for the oscars.

    Happy new year for all the cast and crew of the movie, for Maurice Sendak, for the fans of the movie, for all the wild things out there!
    You guys rock!

  6. Fourmi says:

    I have been sooooo touched by this film (I have only discover here in Brussels yesterday.) For sure, Max and Caroll will be in my mind for a long time.
    Thank you guys for that!

  7. Pete says:

    Where is the blu ray???? :(