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After that, not much happens. Instead the film focuses on Max's interactions with the creatures. Some may not like this, but I saw it as a plus. I find that focus on character development and relationships is far more interesting than raw plot.

The film also has a nice even pace, making you forget that it's short. You'll be too caught up in the characters and their issues. For instance, Carol, the most featured Wild Thing, struggles with loneliness and ponders what happens after death, the status of his friendships, and his own mortality. Sound like a kiddie flick?

Jonze's direction is impecĀ­cable, always keeping his audience fastened to their seats so they get to know the characters and their in-your-face, warm-hearted humor.

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