I caught a bit of this on HBO HD a week ago. At first, I didn't really care for it because new people in classic roles takes a while to get used to. Especially that stupidly freaky Wonka Makeup. But I was warming up to it 12 minutes in. I tuned to something else though eventually, but it might be a bargain bin DVD buy. How closley does the movie follow the book? I havn't read it since grade school and can't find a new copy online.