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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
(1971)

Country: USA

Genre: Fantasy

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Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his candy bars. The prize is a tour of the Wonka factory and a lifetime supply of candy. Well-behaved Charlie Bucket is one of the winners who takes the tour in the company of his grandfather. In the course of the tour, each of the children suffers some diabolical fate as a result of violating the ethics of Wonka's factory. Even Charlie Bucket breaks the rules - but can he ultimately redeem himself in Willy Wonka's eyes?

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For me, this is a classic, and vastly preferable to the 2005 version. Peter Ostrum is so much more natural and real than Freddie Highmore, who is rather wooden by contrast, Gene Wilder is brilliant as always, and infinitely preferable to Johnny Depp, and the whole film is much more bright, colourful and animated than its 21st century successor. The musical numbers are memorable as well. The Region 1 DVD has an informative and entertaining commentary track featuring some of the cast.

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A fine and very enjoyable adaptation. I have a soft spot for it and for Peter Ostrum, who decided after the shoot was finished not to go on acting in movies. He's now a large animal vet.

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Peter Ostrum is great as Charlie Bucket while Gene Wilder excels as the whacky Willy Wonka. I liked the scene towards the end where Wonka refuses to accept Charlie who then gives him back his everlasting gobstopper.

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