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Elizabeth Gilbert | Author of "Eat Pray Love" and "Committed"

"Where the Wild Things Are" | "My favorite movie of the year -- far and above everything else -- was 'Where the Wild Things Are.' That hadn't been my favorite book as a child (I was more of a 'Curious George' kid), so I wasn't expecting to be so transported, but I started crying about 15 minutes into the film and, by the end, was openly and audibly sobbing. It just got me, right at the heart of me. . . . I can't remember the last time I saw a film that explained so perfectly how and why it can be so difficult for us at times to live with the people whom we love and need -- and how much heartbreak and danger intimacy can bring to our lives, while still being profoundly worth it. While I'm not sure this is a 'family movie' (in the Pixar sense, anyhow), it is undoubtably a gorgeous, complex movie about family, and I'll never forget it." UCLA Live
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