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Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

This musical production is a visual treat, telling the tale of an impoverished boy (Peter Ostrum) who wins a tour of Willy Wonka's (Gene Wilder) chocolate factory. But neither he, nor the other lucky contest contestants realize what a life altering expedition they have embarked upon. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 100
Theater Release: 29 Jul 1971
Video Release: 18 Oct 2011
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory Rated G?

Overall: A- An impoverished boy wins a ticket to tour a chocolate factory where his integrity is tested. Although some scenes may frighten the youngest of viewers, the story says a lot about succumbing to our greedy appetites.

Violence: B- A knife peddler spooks a boy. A controlled chemical explosion happens in classroom. Boy shoots toy gun and talks about getting a Colt 45. Character talks about kidnapped man. Boy jostled in crowd; someone warns ëDonít kill him.í Conversational reference is made about insurance policy holder getting bumped off. Boy crashes into pots and pans. Character mentions Oompa Loompas (dwarf-like characters) being eaten up. Character falls into chocolate river, becomes stuck in pipe. Brief close-up shots of chicken getting head cut off (not graphic), lizard-eating snake on someoneís face, and giant bug. Character’s body puffs up to resemble huge blueberry, then is rolled away to be juiced. Two characters almost get sucked into fan. Girl pokes man in stomach. Two characters fall down garbage chute into presumably unlit furnace. People sprayed with goo. Character electronically scattered into million pieces then shrunk to pocket size. Talk of boy being pulled like taffy. Woman becomes delirious and is dragged away. Elevator crashes through roof of building.

Sexual Content: A None noted.

Language: A- At least one term of Deity used as expletive. Other slang expressions and minor insults used throughout. Man angrily tells computer what it can do with a lifetime supply of chocolate.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A- Pipe tobacco is mentioned several times. Man comments on alcohol in vat.

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