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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

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A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Roald Dahl (book), John August (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Willy Wonka
Freddie Highmore ... Charlie Bucket
David Kelly ... Grandpa Joe
Helena Bonham Carter ... Mrs. Bucket
Noah Taylor ... Mr. Bucket
Missi Pyle ... Mrs. Beauregarde
James Fox ... Mr. Salt
Deep Roy ... Oompa Loompa
Christopher Lee ... Dr. Wonka
Adam Godley ... Mr. Teavee
Franziska Troegner ... Mrs. Gloop
AnnaSophia Robb ... Violet Beauregarde (as Annasophia Robb)
Julia Winter ... Veruca Salt
Jordan Fry ... Mike Teavee
Philip Wiegratz ... Augustus Gloop
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Storyline

When Willy Wonka decides to let five children into his chocolate factory, he decides to release five golden tickets in five separate chocolate bars, causing complete mayhem. The tickets start to be found, with the fifth going to a very special boy, called Charlie Bucket. With his Grandpa, Charlie joins the rest of the children to experience the most amazing factory ever. But not everything goes to plan within the factory. Written by FilmFanUK

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The Factory Opens July 2005. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for quirky situations, action and mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The IMAX Experience See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,178,450, 17 July 2005

Gross USA:

$206,459,076

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$474,968,763
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX | SDDS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After Veruca falls down to the incinerator, Wonka reassures the group by saying it is only lit on Tuesdays, to which Mike Teavee comments that "Today is Tuesday". The factory tour commenced on February 1, and that day in 2005 was a Tuesday. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie is handing bits of his Wonka bar to his family members, it can be seen that he hands his father two separate segments of the chocolate bar, however in the next scene when his father goes to take a bite of the chocolate he's been given, the two segments are still attached to one another. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: This is a story of an ordinary little boy named Charlie Bucket. He was not faster, or stronger, or more clever than other children. His family was not rich or powerful or well-connected; in fact, they barely had enough to eat. Charlie Bucket was the luckiest boy in the entire world. He just didn't know it yet.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures logos appear to be made of gold and come out from behind white fog. See more »

Alternate Versions

On Nickelodeon, TeenNick, and Nick at Nite, when Grandpa George says "Like hell," the word "hell" is muted. See more »


Soundtracks

Violet Beauregarde
Music by Danny Elfman
Lyrics by Roald Dahl
Vocals Performed by Danny Elfman
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Great Burton film, laughable musical numbers
23 July 2005 | by tangentialoneSee all my reviews

Tim Burton did a great job with musical numbers in Nightmare Before Christmas, but the same isn't true in the live action Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. With the exception of the musical scenes, this film is a splendid film with imagery, characters, and a general mood characteristic of Burton's films.

Burton's version is a fresh retelling of the story and is a much different film than the 1971 version. (I never thought I'd say this, but I think I prefer the musical numbers in the '71 version, poor graphics and all!). It also includes new scenes at the end which are supposedly authorized by Rohd Dahl's widow. I think the story was better as it was, but the scenes do support the additional depth Burton injected into Wonka, so I do appreciate the scenes for what they do.

Depp was fabulous (look for at least one Edward Scissorhands reference) though at times reminded me of a modern Michael Jackson (shudder). The only miscast character, in my opinion, was Missi Pyle as Mrs. Beauregard. She does play a good witch, but I'd have preferred someone else in the role.

The opening sequence has some beautiful CG, though one of the final scenes has *terrible* character animation rotoscoped in a live action scene (the Violet Beauregarde character).

90% of the movie is true magic. The other 10% is ruined by the musical acts (and I LOVE musicals). By the third number I learned it was a great time to get a popcorn refill or hit the restroom...

The film is certainly appropriate for children and adults and both will enjoy it.


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