With fantastic acting, thrilling visuals and the occasional wild escape to the forest with the furry, lovable and sometimes scary monsters in tow, this time-honored story is brought to exquisite, vivid life. However, given the slow pacing and severe lack of action, there's a good chance that some adults will probably enjoy the journey more than the kids will.

  • Drugs/Alcohol:  Max's mom and her date drink wine.
  • Language/Profanity:  "Hell" is used once.
  • Sex/Nudity:  None.
  • Violence:  There are a few scary moments and action scenes in the woods with the "wild things."
  • Tone:  Although this is a much-beloved children's book, the slow pacing and melancholy feel make it more appropriate for adults than kids.

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