[ratethatcommentary.com]
Login | Register


Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

NOTE: This commentary track is only available on the 30th Anniversary Special Edition DVD release.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: The Wonka Kids: Actors Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole, Denise Nickerson, Paris Themmen, and Michael Bollner Rating:8.0/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by badge on January 13th, 2010:Find all reviews by badge
What a coup getting all five of the kids together (as adults) for this look back at the movie three decades on! There's nary a dead spot in the track as all of them contribute behind-the-scenes memories and details about the production. Especially cool if you saw this film as a kid and can reminiscence along with the participants. Bollner (the German kid) gets swamped by the other voices, perhaps because his English isn't up to the same speed. The two girls have fun remembering how they both had crushes on 'Charlie' and agreed to share him on alternate days, somewhat to actor Peter Ostrum's surprise. And just listen to the credits inevitably drawing to the final few moments while everyone tries to get the last word.
Reviewed by bjs501 on November 14th, 2010:Find all reviews by bjs501
Very good. The five Wonka kids clearly enjoyed reuniting. I never knew that real-life Wonka bars were made around the time of this movie's release. But, apparently, they melted easily.