Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G   |    |  Family, Fantasy, Musical


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A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.


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9 June 1999 | great_sphinx_42
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When I was a kid, my mom made me sit through this a trillion and one times. It's one of her favorites. I liked it well enough back then, but it's only now that I'm older that I can appreciate the true sinister glory of this movie. It's so deliciously creepy! For those who have to whine about how messed up it is, consider the original "Cinderella." Now that was awful. Willy Wonka is the stranger with a bag of chocolate that parents are always warning their kids about, but what he's really offering is a seductive nightmare in a kaleidescope of candy colors, a cautionary tale told with fairy story whimsy. I got it when I was 5, but the thrill didn't register. "A dirty trick on innocent children?" Some people out there obviously don't remember what it's really like to be a kid. Childhood is full of booby traps and the allure of the forbidden, and that which is evil frequently looks divine. "Willy Wonka" is about giving in and seeing the horrors and delights, the choices and pratfalls on the other side. It's disturbing because it strikes a certain primal chord: freedom and danger are entwined, and people have never wanted to associate children with either.

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Release Date:

30 June 1971

Language

English, French, German, Italian


Country of Origin

USA, UK

Filming Locations

Stadtwerke München, Emmy-Noether-Straße 2, Munich, Germany

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$526,633 4 September 2016

Gross USA:

$526,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$530,154

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