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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Part of Gene Wilder week!

Join the expedition visiting legendary Candy Man Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) in a splendiferous movie that wondrously brings to screen the endlessly appetizing delights of Roald Dahl’s classic book. Coated with flavorful tunes and production design that constantly dazzles the eye, this effervescent musical never fails to enchant the young and old. On a whirlwind tour of Willy’s incredible, edible realm of chocolate waterfalls, elfish Oompa-Loompas and industrial-sized confections, a boy named Charlie (Peter Ostrum) will discover the sweetest secret of all: a generous, loving heart.

USA, 1971, 100 minutes, Rated G, Directed by Mel Stuart

  • "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is everything that family movies usually claim to be, but aren't: Delightful, funny, scary, exciting, and, most of all, a genuine work of imagination. Willy Wonka is such a surely and wonderfully spun fantasy that it works on all kinds of minds, and it is fascinating because, like all classic fantasy, it is fascinated with itself."

    - Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
  • "Great fun, with Wilder giving an impeccably controlled performance as the factory's bizarre owner."

    - TIME OUT
  • "It is a rare breed: an imaginative live-action kid's film that engages and delights adults."

    - Sean Axmaker, STREAM ON DEMAND
  • "Wilder brought a kindness and gentleness to the main character while infusing Wonka with a whimsical, childlike innocence."

    - Allison Rose, FLICKDIRECT
  • "Where it reigns supreme is in its casting of Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka."

    - Matt Brunson, FILM FRENZY
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