Last week's retrospective of David O. Russell's career had me thinking of a new category: Movie with the Biggest Heart. The Fighter may vie with Toy Story 3, but in the end would topple all contenders.
Making a fantasy movie about a 9-year-old learning to understand his emotions and empathize with others seems like an almost impossible task, and Jonze pulled it off in a way I could have never imagined.
The idea of high-quality entertainment that is specifically directed at children seems to be an oxymoron in the critical community. However, Where the Wild Things Are, is very much a high-quality children's movie.