Friday, March 26, 2010

Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is the best movie in the whole world.

I may have said that about Annie in the past (and I do love me some Annie) but Willy Wonka is my true favorite.

I found it on the library shelf the other day and was practically jumping up and down with excitement. The kids looked on, unimpressed.

"We seen 'at." little kid reminded me.

"We've seen it a lot. Prob'ly 20 times." Big Kid added.

"I don't care, it's my favorite."

"Whose card will it go on?" Big Kid asked, not wanting my movie to count against his 6. I looked at little kid.

"Not mine, mumum."

"On my card! Geez, who even cares? You guys get 12 movies, I can only get 6! And daddy likes grown-up movies." little kid ended up wanting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and it was PG (which he can't rent on his card), so we worked out a deal.

And I've watched it every single day and feel sad about returning it on Tuesday.

I have Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on DVD but Johnny Depp can bite me.

(no really, he can. I'd probably like that)

It's just nowhere near as good. Not even on the same spectrum of wonderfulness. The Oompa Loompa situation in the new movie was a huge disappointment.

And you know what? My kids get sucked into Willy Wonka every single time, whether they've seen it 20 times or not. It's every kid's biggest fantasy! It's timeless!

I think my favorite movies of all time list is as follows:
1. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
2. Annie
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Reservoir Dogs
5. Wizard of Oz

I'm disturbed by how many kids movies are on that list. 6 and 7 would probably be kids movies too (Up and Where the Wild Things Are). Hmmmm. Goodfellas, the Jerk and Forrest Gump would be in the top 10 though. So, 50/50 kid/adult movie ratio. I don't think that's bad. I was a kid once.

This post brought to you by a boring rainy day!


Jewelie said...

That movie is legit and makes me cry weird nostalgic weepy tears... but so do the songs House at Pooh Corner, It's not easy being green and Rainbow connection. Big dumb embarrassing weepy tears. I love them though.

Anonymous said...

Love that movie too! I was at Walgreens the other day and they had a candy bar display up, and they are doing another golden ticket promotion. Some kind of trip around the world or something. It might be fun to buy one just to get the full movie experience, LOL. Nerd here!

Jennifer said...

I think it is hilarious that you have Annie and Pulp Fiction right next to each other. That's why you're awesome.

Layne Street said...

The Jerk is in my top ten as well. Maybe top 6. Woot woot.

Julie H said...

I've always hated that movie! The oompa loompas freaked me out when I was a kid and they still make me feel weird.

Sasha said...

Have you seen Jackie Brown? I was thinking you'd like it, for no reason other than I like it and I like you (and maybe you like me?) so I think you'll like it too.

My number 1 is Dazed and Confused. And Empire Records too. Because I am a teen-aged girl.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more. Willy Wonka is my absolute fave; I couldn't stand the newer version.

Anonymous said...

You are just like my husband. He HATES the Johnny Depp version! The whole Johnny Depp/Willie Wonka thing has him so pissed he wouldn't go see Alice in Wonderland with me and the kids.
PS - I wouldn't be anonymous if I could remember my f'n password! Kerry

Desiree said...

The Jerk makes it into my top 10 as well but where oh where is The Princess Bride on your list?