Heartwarming / Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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  • Everyone, adults included, eating to their heart's content in the Chocolate Room.
  • When Charlie returns the Gobstopper, feeling himself not worthy.
    Wonka: So shines a good deed in a weary world... (To Charlie) Charlie? My boy. (Shouts in excitement) YOU WON! YOU DID IT! I KNEW YOU WOULD DO IT! Oh, Charlie I am sorry to put you through this, please forgive me.
  • Loved the ending.
    Willy Wonka: But Charlie, don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he ever wanted.
    Charlie: What's that?
    Willy Wonka: He lived happily ever after.
    (they hug)
  • The cast members had high praise for each other.
    • At various points during the DVD Commentary, the now-grown kids sing Jack Albertson's praises.
    • The young man who played Mike Teavee gave Gene Wilder all kinds of grief, but he was very dear to Wilder later.
    • Wilder made it clear that despite the fury that Wonka displayed, he loved Peter Ostrum, and he still does.
    • When Augustus is introduced, the actors recognize the restaurant as one that they frequented during filming. They each speak fondly of the dessert menu.
  • When Charlie finds the Golden Ticket. Even better is the fact that the people around him, in contrast to the desperate and greedy mobs we've seen trying to get a hold of tickets earlier, actually seem happy for him and even get protective when a crowd starts forming.
    Mr. Jopek: Run for it, Charlie! Run straight home and don't stop till you get there!
  • Charlie, who can't be more than ten or so, spending the first money he ever earned in his life on his desperately poor family instead of himself.
  • The song "The Candy Man Can" near the beginning is full of sugary sweet imagery. "Who can take tomorrow, wrap it in a dream, separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream? The candy man can!" It's a very hard song not to smile at!
  • "Pure Imagination". It's just so sweet and heartwarming.
  • As is "I've Got a Golden Ticket"
    Grandpa Joe: But suddenly I begin to see/ a bit of good luck for me.
  • Meta-Example: Julie Dawn Cole's memoir I Want It Now is chock-full of these. For instance, she shares pictures of her original copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where the entire cast wrote personal notes next to illustrations of their respective characters like a high school yearbook.
    • Her birthday celebration also counts, from Gene arranging a color photographer to document her special day to the various gifts the cast gave her. In addition, her mother was able to come all the way to Munich with a birthday cake from their local bakery.
  • The fact that Mr. Beauregarde vows to get even with Wonka for what happens to Violet. Despite his self-centered tendencies, as he tried to use her interview time to plug his car lot, he does care for his daughter and he's the only parent who actually promises legal action against Wonka.


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