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Still shot from the movie: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 115
Theater Release: 14 Jul 2005
Video Release: 04 Oct 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

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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