Sara Jean’s review published on Letterboxd:
So now that I've watched this as an adult, I've come to the conclusion that Grandpa Joe is the fucking worst.
1. He could have worked, but he chose not to. He acted like he had the inability to walk and get out of bed, but he could and would rather have Charlie and his mom work to support the ENTIRE family (including the three other dead beats in the bed).
2. Charlie's mom worked doing laundry late into the night (by the way, I haven't seen this since I was a kid and I finally got on this watch that she was actually doing laundry, I always thought she was making a giant vat of soup). Then she'd walk home by herself in the middle of the night. Totally not safe. But, does Grandpa Joe give a shit? No.
3. When Charlie came home with the loaf of bread, his mom was concerned with where he got it (worried that he may have stole it). Grandpa Joe said, "Who cares how he got it. The point is he got it." Not only is he making his grandson work, he's also condoning Charlie possibly stealing the bread.
4. Grandpa Joe gave Charlie a wonka bar in secret. He even wanted to open it in secret from the rest of the family. How the hell did he get that? And where did he get the money? What the hell do you have to hide, Grandpa Joe? He probably deals drugs, look at his fingernails.
5. As soon as Charlie came home with the golden ticket, Grandpa Joe made this sudden miraculous recovery. Not only could he walk, he could FUCKING DANCE. It's like he's throwing it in their faces.
6. While in the factory, he convinced Charlie to steal product from Mr. Wonka, which eventually led to Charlie almost getting CUT UP BY A FUCKING CEILING FAN. This further supports my theory that Grandpa Joe is trying to lead Charlie down a path of crime.
5. Even though he stole product, he still thought he was entitled to a life time supply of chocolate and called Mr. Wonka a crook. Sorry, Grandpa Joe. YOU are the crook.
Gene Wilder makes it 5/5.