I saw Where The Wild Things are in Portland this weekend with my mom, and it was so wonderful. If anything is a work of art as a film, this is definitely it. Beautiful story, too. Found this on trueslant.com randomly and thought it said things perfectly:
"I can’t recall seeing a more powerfully rendered artistic vision of the pain, joy, anger, desire, insecurity, impulsiveness and overall restlessness of childhood." -David Disalvo
I just downloaded the amazing score for the film by Karen O and The Kids. It's really, really great. Kind of a perfect interpretation of the above quote. Raw and powerful, and fun.