Charlie Bucket (Highmore) subsists in poverty, fixating on the town’s chocolate factory to disguise the taste of endless cabbage soup. Winning one of five golden tickets to tour the confectionary-creation facility, Charlie meets his idol Willy Wonka (Depp) and the four other grotesque winners on a journey through the chocolatier’s bizarre world.
Witty, wonderful and wildly imaginative, Burton’s first proper ‘family movie’ since Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure delivers a sugar rush that’ll last for days.
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