Mel Brooks | US | 1971 | 100mins | Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum
Mel Brooks’ musical adaptation if a weird and wonderful classic that’s faithful to the darker comedy of Roald Dahl’s much-loved book.
Gene Wilder is the perfect Willy Wonka, equal parts mischievious and innocent, as he shows golden ticket-winners Charlie Bucket and his less charming peers - including greedy Augustus Gloop and the hyper-competitive Veruca Salt - around his chocolate-y kingdom. A delight.
"Great fun, with Wilder giving an impeccably controlled performance as the factory's bizarre owner." Time Out
Family Film - £2