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‘Wonka’ Is The Perfect Feel-Good Christmas Movie🍫

December 26, 2023

Monday, December 25th

Omg! Hi. I literally haven’t been to the movies in sooooo long. The last time was in August for Gran Turismo… now that’s crazy! And that one was a free screening. So actually buying a movie ticket & going? Looks like Spider-Man in June. Sheesh! I’ve been so busy, but also so ready for the year to end. Manifesting beautiful blessings for 2024, for everyone!

 

 

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Okay back to Wonka. Huge shout out to Corey for telling me to go see this, it was literally exactly what I needed for this Christmas. I’ve been feeling so low, as I always do for the holidays. Family is tough man. Plus he got me an AMC gift card to go! A REAL ONE!!! So Wonka is the prequel to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, which released back in 1971. Seems like ages ago. I know there was a remake with Johnny Depp, but I’m honestly not sure I ever saw that one.

ANYWAYS. Christmas Day, I usually love spending it at the movies. We hit the 9:20pm showing at AMC Burbank 16. It was a Prime showing so tickets were $23! Gag. Movie tickets should not be that high & I definitely wouldn’t have chosen it if I knew beforehand. But the movie itself was so worth it.

IMDB plot: With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers.

The movie stars Timothée Chalamet as Wonka, who does a PHENOMENAL job! He’s in movies like Dune & Lady Bird… but it feels like his perfect role is Wonka. He just played the character so damn well!

If you’re my age, you probably think the original movie is nostalgic too. Wonka was so great in the sense that it tells the story of how Wonka became Willy Wonka, & is just chock-full of so many heartwarming moments. He literally has one dream of selling chocolate to the world, and is faced with a number of setbacks in order to get there. There’s so many life lessons & really just paints the picture of someone who has a super kind heart, genuine soul, & extremely passionate about his dreams.

Wonka is just under two hours, but you don’t notice it at all. It’s engaging, funny & entertaining pretty much the whole time. Hugh Grant plays the Oompa-Loompa which is pretty funny! But also I cried at the end. There’s so many moments of pure love & warmth, I literally couldn’t control the tears coming down my face. Also stresses the importance of family, which is probably why I broke down like a baby.

Definitely recommend going!! ALSO solidified my addiction to chocolate my entire life lmao. Chocolate is the cure to everything!

 

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