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Running Time:
1 hour, 46 minutes

Rating: PG Parental Guidance Suggested.

Rating Explanation:
for quirky situations, action and mild language

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
A delightful, charming, very droll children's film that will entertain the whole family.

Additional Info:
DVD Features: Disc One - Movie; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English, Franšais (Dubbed in Quebec) & Espa˝ol (Feature Film Only); Disc Two - Scrumptious Special Features:; Becoming Oompa-Loompa - How They Turned One Man Into Hundreds of Oompa-Loompas!; Attack of the Squirrels: A look at the trained Nut-Sorting Squirrels; Fantastic Mr. Dahl: A Look Into the Life of Roald Dahl; Oompa-Loompa Dance:; Learn to Dance Like an Oompa-Loompa; The Inventing Machine:; See what happens to an Oompa-Loompa when you create your own Candy Concoctions; Search for the Golden Ticket: Can you find the Golden Ticket?; And much, Much, More!; DVD-ROM* weblink to the Candymaker's online world

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Young Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore "Finding Neverland") a good-hearted boy from a poor family lives with his parents (Helena Bonham Carter and Noah Taylor) and his grandparents in the shadow of Willy Wonka's extraordinary Chocolate Factory. After years of secrecy the mysterious Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) has announced that he is opening his factory to five lucky children who find golden tickets hidden inside five Wonka chocolate bars. The 5 lucky children are Veruca Salt (Julia Winter), a spoiled brat, high-achier Violet Beauregarde (Annasophia Robb), the chocoholic Augustus Gloop (Philip Wiegratz), videogame addict Mike Teavee (Jordan Fry) and of course Charlie. They really could never imagine what they'll see and experience inside. Director Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas) has made his best film in many years. He's taken a playful approach to design and effects that is constantly astonishing and looks gorgeous. And it all perfectly fits the fanciful story and vivid characters. Johnny Depp, dressed in black with a top hat and formal long-tail coat, and a pasty-white face that somewhat resembles Michael Jackson on a good day, gives a marvellously warped performance as the untrustworthy child-man with a tortured past. And the supporting cast adds perfectly pitched notes to every scene. This is the kind of densely packed comedy that's able to hold adults' attention while amazing younger audiences. Numerous film references, witty asides, running gags and both audio and visual jokes abound. Danny Elfman's score is terrific, as are his imaginative settings of author Dahl's lyrics, although it's often difficult to catch all the words. Dahl's blend of humor and horror balances perfectly and there's enough subtext to add some real meaning along the way. This chocolate factory is one of the best fantasy worlds ever realized since Dorothy landed in Oz.

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