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Adapted from Roald Dahl’s classic, Gene Wilder stars as the titular Wonka in the role he was born to play. A young boy named Charlie, his Grandpa Joe, and four spoiled brats win a trip to Wonka’s psychedelic candy factory but, as each misbehaving child receives their comeuppance, Charlie begins to question Wonka’s benevolence. The genius of WILLY WONKA—and what allows it to delight 50 years later—is director Mel Stuart’s willingness to let Dahl’s wicked sense of humor coexist with a heartfelt children’s movie.
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