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Event: 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' Print
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Date: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 10:00 am
Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

(2005) Entertaining and stylish remake of 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, as sweet-natured, young Charlie (Freddie Highmore), along with four bratty children, wins a visit to a mysterious emporium, run by the reclusive candy-maker Wonka (Johnny Depp). Tim Burton’s take on the Roald Dahl tale is predictably darker than the bright Gene Wilder version, but it’s hugely inventive, combining Dickensian atmospherics with mordant wit and featuring an understated, slyly humorous performance by Depp. The plot contains positive messages about family, loyalty and unselfishness, and only a few scenes of tongue-in-cheek peril that might upset the very youngest viewers. (A-I -- general patronage) (PG -- parental guidance suggested) AMC (cable)



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