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Sunday, July 17

Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

In summation, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is actually a very basic morality play. By keeping it simple and yet poking fun at political mores, fads, and icons (even shifting from 50s-style dress to 80s-style music), Burton creates a tale that's alternately funny, heartwarming, and a dire warning for parents everywhere. Don't let your kids eat too much, spend too much, play too many games, or try too hard to be a winner.

With standards like that, perhaps none of us deserve a visit to Wonka's Chocolate Factory. [MORE]


posted by Michael Tresca at 10:45 PM

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