This movie was wonderfully, brilliantly weird. And I mean that as a compliment. I have never read the Roald Dahl book on which this movie is based, so I have no idea if the book is as awesome as the movie. But I loved everything about it - the story, the direction, the stop-motion animation, the voice acting by George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Willem Dafoe ... this will go down as one of my favorite films of this year. I'd give it an "A".