This was my favorite movie as a child. Having seen it more recently, I am deducting a star for "Cheer Up Charlie." Also, I don't think my own seven year old would give it more than four stars, though she enjoyed it. (She loves and prefers the book.)
I'm off to check and see if the child actor who played Veruca went on to have a further career. She's fantastic.
As a child, I was scared of Mr. Slugworth. My daughter wasn't.
I'm not crazy about the fat shaming, but I opted not to deduct points for that because it is otherwise such a great film.
Yes, you read that right. I let the fat shaming slide and deducted a star for "Cheer Up Charlie." Well, it's not a three-star movie, is it? Veruca Salt stands guard over all four remaining stars.