i watched 'where the wild things are' today. (2009, directed by spike jones, and adapted from the book by him and dave eggers.)
it is really beautiful. and it is really smartly handled. i think. there is little to no of the 'explaining of things' that normally comes with children's movies. i'm not even sure i'd call it a children's movie at all. i am putting it in the category of things which make my heart hurt because they are beautiful and honest and a bit tragic and a bit triumphant at the same time... a category which includes 'a heartbreaking work of staggering genius' by eggers of course, and more recently 'extremely loud and incredibly close' by jonathan safran foyer... and and and.
anyways. go see it. rent it. cry a bit. be glad.