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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Adventure,Comedy,Family,Fantasy
USA / English
"Oompa-Loompas are crazy for Coco-Beans "
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Johnny Depp Willy Wonka
Freddie Highmore Charlie Bucket
David Kelly Grandpa Joe
Helena Bonham Carter Mrs. Bucket
Noah Taylor Mr. Bucket
Missi Pyle Mrs. Beauregarde
James Fox Mr. Salt
Deep Roy Oompa Loompa
Christopher Lee Dr. Wonka
Adam Godley Mr. Teavee
Franziska Troegner Mrs. Gloop
AnnaSophia Robb Violet Beauregarde
Julia Winter Veruca Salt
Jordan Fry Mike Teavee
Philip Wiegratz Augustus Gloop
Director: Tim Burton
Producer: Brad Grey,Lorne Orleans,Richard D. Zanuck
Writer: Roald Dahl,John August
Nothing could be sweeter...
Growing up, my favorite book was, easily, "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory". Roald Dahl's magical tale of a young boy's adventure in the strange factory was spell-binding. Though I never had a problem with the original "Willy Wonka" move with Gene Wilder (despite how unfaithful it was, it was still a cute and heart-warming movie), I was doing back-flips when I heard Tim Burton, quite possibly my all-time favorite director, would helm a new version of the movie.

First and foremost, Johnny Depp is perfect as Willy Wonka. What people don't really pick up from the first movie is that Wonka was intended to be, well, crazy. He was eccentric and freaky, the way he allowed the rotten children to get what they deserved and protected his factory like it was his child. Gene Wilder portrayed Wonka more like a fatherly-figure, and really was just too nice. Depp pulls out all of the stops as a new Willy Wonka, though there are times that any audience member will get just a bit freaked out.

What I loved most about the movie was how faithful it was to the book. Everything that was mentioned, from the chocolate palace to the hair toffee, was taken directly from the book. I was incredibly impressed.

This is definitely a movie for everyone, especially those of us who hold the original tale in our hearts. Wonka chocolate bars for all!

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Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 4
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Imdb rating: 7.3
Musician: Danny Elfman
Running time: 115 min
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