Top 10 Movies for Foodies
Based on the book by Roald Dahl, this cult film is your ticket to a flavorful experience akin to chewing on a stick of Three-Course Dinner gum.
"In your wildest dreams, you could not imagine the surprises that await you!" So says Willy Wonka in the original Hollywood take on Roald Dahl's beloved tale of a young boy named Charlie and his visit to the eponymous confectioner's magical factory. Dahl wrote the screenplay to this musical version that stars Gene Wilder as Willy, Peter Ostrum as Charlie and Jack Albertson as Charlie's Grandpa Joe, who joins Charlie in his adventure through the factory. The trip is all made possible by the Golden Ticket they find in a Wonka chocolate bar — and the escapade lives up to every kid's wildest dreams. Chocolate rivers, gardens made of candy, lickable wallpaper, edible tea cups, Everlasting Gobstoppers ... there's no end to the magical delights. Oh, and it's all created by small, singing orange creatures called Oompa Loompas. The imagery sticks with you like a sugary candy wrapper, as do the life lessons about being truthful and just saying "no" to selfishness and gluttony.