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Get your wolf suit out, channel your inner child and get ready to howl -- it's time for the wild rumpus to start.

Spike Jonze's eagerly awaited film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic picture book "Where the Wild Things Are" arrives in cinemas across the U.S. Friday.

In adapting the timeless story, Jonze set out to make an honest film about childhood that resonates with adults and children alike.

"It was really brave to make a movie where you deal with kids and you actually deal with fears and you deal with the edge that you live in," Forest Whitaker, who voices monster Ira, told CNN.

The visually stunning film is inspired by Sendak's story for children, but it doesn't fit the prescription of a traditional family film, critics have noted. See images from the film Read full article »

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