Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

release date:July 15, 2005
Tuesday November 8, 2005 (dvd)
running time:115 min.
director:Tim Burton
studio:Warner Bros. Pictures
producer(s):Richard D. Zanuck, Brad Grey
screenplay:John August
cast:Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, AnnaSophia Robb, Christopher Lee, Missi Pyle, Noah Taylor
Current Tribute rating: Current rating: 3.14    Rate Movie     User Reviews

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Movie Synopsis

Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) and Charlie, a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka's extraordinary factory. Long isolated from his own family, Wonka launches a worldwide contest to select an heir to his candy empire.

Five lucky children, including Charlie, draw golden tickets from Wonka chocolate bars and win a guided tour of the legendary candy-making facility that no outsider has seen in 15 years. Dazzled by one amazing sight after another, Charlie is drawn into Wonka's fantastic world in this astonishing and enduring story.

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  A lot more faithful to the book and as sweet as a chocolate treat! Roald Dahl would have been proud of this film!

  Really enjoyed this movie, interesting to compare it to the 70's version, both are great in their own right. Entertaining for both kids and adults.

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