Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
The cute and very talented Freddie Highmore and the enjoyably peculiar Johnny Depp gives this Tim Burton-rendition of the classic Roald Dahl novel a very sound foundation from which to spin its enjoyable, if somewhat predictable and repetitive story. The film looks magnificent and thrives on Burton's appropriate direction, but the story and moral still comes off a little stiff. On the other hand, Burton makes his film effective for adults as well as children through some daring politically incorrect turns (at last from the POV of American cinema) and also provides a very moving father/son-element between Depp and the impressive Christopher Lee. This is far from the first, and probably not the last, Burton/Depp collaboration. But it is still an amusing film which has got something for everyone.