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Into the Woods (2014)

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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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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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Be careful what you wish for


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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25 December 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

En el bosque  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,051,923, 28 December 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$128,002,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$212,902,372
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to Anna Kendrick, the set pieces used for the woods were so big and realistic, that she and Chris Pine actually got lost while on the sound stage, and had to be rescued by a Production Assistant. See more »

Goofs

The Witch can use magic to teleport, and therefore would not need to climb Rapunzel's hair to get into the tower. However, we have no idea what magical powers she is prepared to reveal to Rapunzel. It is quite possible she does not want to be thought of as a witch. See more »

Quotes

Baker's Wife: Just remembering you had an 'and,' when you're back to 'or,' makes the 'or' mean more than is did before.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Talking with Chris Hardwick: James Corden (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Fault
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Lilla Crawford, Meryl Streep, and Anna Kendrick
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Save your money
1 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

For those who liked the play save your money and go see the play. This film was a poor adaptation with maddening unsympathetic characters. The extreme efforts and great acting of individuals could not make up for the horrible script, pedophilia and rape undertones, and horrible moral guidance. The songs are all sung in the near same tone and were poorly integrated with the action. This is the first film in 30 years I've wanted to throw my drink at, yell boo, and leave. I gutted out the last of the film to give an honest review. The film was so horrible it motivated me to open an account and review it. The premise was interesting and brought me in. The cast kept me sitting, hoping it got better. I can't get that time back. A very poor film for children, annoying and maddening for adults. With plot holes and inexplicable insertions. The cast tried their hardest and individually acted well but the film direction, production, script, and song lyrics made for a horrible product. The visuals were the only redeeming value. And not to spoil but the moral lessons are questionable at best.


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