This is the movie that Lorelai, Rory and Dean watch together. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart. It is an adaptation of the 1964 children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by British writer Roald Dahl. The story is about a young boy named Charlie Bucket, who wins a golden ticket to visit Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory with four other children from around the world.
The film received positive reviews, and although not successful on release, went on to become very popular through repeated television broadcasts and home entertainment sales/rentals.
The movie’s theme of a child from a humble background winning that rare chance to change their life and prove they really are special is an idea that Lorelai and Rory seem to love, not so strangely.