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Into the Woods (2014)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Musical  |  25 December 2014 (USA)
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A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.



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Baker's Father
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Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, fantasy action and peril, and some suggestive material. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

En el bosque  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,021,000 (USA) (26 December 2014)


$127,997,349 (USA) (10 April 2015)

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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Overall, the screen adaptation by James Lapine is fairly close to his original stage musical. The only large change is the replacement of the Narrator using the Baker's voiceover for the narration. Another noticeable change is the cut of the Mysterious Man. The role played by Meryl Streep is a combination of both the Witch role and the Mysterious Man, but ultimately the witch. See more »


When the stepmother tosses the pail of lentils into the fireplace, the pail contains barely enough lentils to cover the bottom. When Cinderella and the birds have placed them back inside, the pail is full within a couple of inches of the top. And when Cinderella later presents the pail to her stepmother, it is again not very full. See more »


Cinderella's Prince: I shall always love the maiden that ran away.
Cinderella: And I the faraway Prince.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits. The title does not appear until the end of the film. See more »


The Cow as White as Milk
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Emily Blunt and James Corden
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A waste of talent
27 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OMG - this was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. First, despite an excellent cast including the amazing Meryl Streep, the characters were wholly unlikable. Even in movies with despicable characters, someone is likable. Hannibal Lector is more endearing than the characters in this offering. Secondly, you may be surprised to learn that this was a musical; a fact mysteriously missing from the array of TV promos for the film. That said, I do enjoy some musicals and own DVD's of West Side Story and Les Mis. The music in this film was neither inspirational nor emotionally moving despite the talented performers. Lastly, the plot meandered aimlessly to the point where a swift demise of the entire cast would have been preferable to the the protracted ending. Buyer beware - do not see this movie.

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