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WONKA #REVIEW

Posted by Devenia Besant on 09 Dec 2023

I love the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie.   It is one of my many childhood memories of movies watched – who can forget Augustus, Violet, Verruca Salt and the rest!  I don’t recall watching the more recent Johnny Depp version.  If I did it doesn’t say much about the film or maybe it’s my age and bad memory – who knows!!!  Anyway I wasn’t sure what to expect about Wonka the story which focuses on a “young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory” but the film was amazing with many recognisable faces including Hugh Grant (as an Oompa Loompa), Rowan Akinson, Matt Lucas, Olivia Colman to name a few. Timothy Chalamet did a really good performance of a young Willy and it was great to have some familiarity with some of the original show tunes. I won’t give much away as I don’t want to spoil it for you but the story line is suitable for all the family with a good conquers evil vibe and the production is amazing. I went with 2 of my children – daughter 16 and son 11 and they rated it a 10 out of 10, so if you are looking for something to do in the Christmas holidays then do go and see it.

Local cinemas showing Wonka include:

ODEON Luxe Epsom
14B – 18 Upper High Street,
EPSOM
KT17 4QJ

https://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/epsom/

Omniplex Cinemas
St. Nicholas Way,
St. Nicholas Centre,
SUTTON
SM1 1AZ

https://www.omniplexcinemas.co.uk

ODEON Kingston
The Rotunda,
Clarence Street,
KINGSTON UPON THAMES
KT1 1QP

https://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/kingston/

Curzon Kingston
4.4 mi·Wood Street,
The Bentall Centre,
KINGSTON UPON THAMES
KT1 1TP

https://www.curzon.com/venues/kingston/

Everyman Esher
22 High Street,
ESHER
KT10 9RT

https://www.everymancinema.com/venues-list/x06uf-everyman-esher

ODEON Wimbledon
The Broadway,
The Piazza,
WIMBLEDON
SW19 1QB

https://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/wimbledon/

Curzon Wimbledon
23 The Broadway – Merton,
WIMBLEDON
SW19 1RE

https://www.curzon.com/venues/wimbledon/

Vue Cinema Croydon – Purley Way
21 Hesterman Way,
Valley Park Leisure Complex,
CROYDON
CR0 4YA

https://www.myvue.com/cinema/croydon-purley-way/whats-on

Enjoy!

Dee xx

 
Devenia Besant
Devenia (Dee) Besant is the founder of Epsom and Ewell Families. Runs a busy household as a mummy of 3 and a wife and some would say crazily committed to helping small businesses and the local community.

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