The Chocolate War
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The reasoning for the dramatic change in the ending? Classic Hollywood. Gordon didn't want people to have a "bad feeling" after the movie. The whole essence of the story changes because the director didn't want anyone's feelings to get hurt.
The music alone almost redeems the damage done by the alternate ending. Think The Breakfast Club. Very similar new wave soundtrack. The acting is OK, except for Archie (played by a very young Wallace Langham), who stands out as the singular talent in the movie.
If you enjoyed the book, or are teaching it, I would consider watching the movie, I would also prepare for a lot of let down students...
All of the wonderful intricacies of thought going on in each of the characters minds were missing. And the movie is interspersed with very surreal dream sequences that don't make much sense. The Final straw was when they change the ending completely to something that Robert Cormier would never have approved of. Quite disappointed!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It stays true to the book and has to do very much with adolescent themes.Published 2 months ago by Katie C
This is a great movie.
Good plot, excellent character development and fantastic music.
Read the book too
This movie has a very good soundtrack and a wonderful study of peer pressure.Published 13 months ago by bill christensen
My DVD came in fast and safe. The movie was completely as I expected. If you loved the book you'll love the movie. Unless your favorite character is Archie. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bianca Melton
Chocolate War is & has always been amazing. One of those movies you have your kids watch when the time is right.Published 15 months ago by firefighter
Delivered before my class time! Although this item was used, the quality is still good.Published 16 months ago by NYChick
Jerry Renault is a student of Trinity High School for boys. When the annual chocolate sale fundraiser begins, the powerful student group, the Vigils, give Jerry the assignment to... Read morePublished on May 8, 2014 by Sandra
awesome movie, the movie and case is as described. the movie plays well and the it's an authentic blu ray.Published on December 2, 2013 by veritech_13
Standing up to violence , having the choice of no, we need to teach children that they should be able to think for themselves and not be bullied into yes. Read morePublished on September 25, 2013 by charlotte