Picture from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Overall B

Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) is one of only five lucky children to win a tour of Willy Wonka's (Johnny Depp) chocolate factory. Yet once inside, the youngsters discover the excursion is more about manners, kindness and the importance of inner sweetness, than it is about candy.

Violence B-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG for quirky situations, action and mild language

Talk to your kids about…

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie lives with his parents and grandparents. How is their family portrayed? What positive things come out of Charlie’s interaction with his grandparents? What can a person learn from the older generation?

How did Charlie’s grandpa feel about money? What things can be more important than money? What does Charlie’s family have that can’t be bought?

Like the original movie, this film includes lessons on moral behavior. What does it teach about manners, gluttony, selfishness, kindness etc? Are these examples pertinent today?

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