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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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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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Before being cast as Cinderella, Anna Kendrick believed she was going in for the role of Red Riding Hood due to the part being played by a young 20-something woman in the original Broadway production. See more »


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 »


Baker: As the Prince anxiously waited, the stepmother took matters, and Florinda's foot, into her own hands.
Florinda: Careful, my toe!
Stepmother: Darling, I know!
Florinda: What will we do?
Stepmother: It'll have to go/but when you're his bride/you can sit or ride/you'll never need to walk!
[cuts off Florinda's toe and Florinda screams in pain]
Baker: Minus one toe, Florinda mounted the Prince's horse, unaware of the blood dripping from the slipper. Lucinda was next...
Lucinda: Why won't it fit?
Stepmother: Darling, be still/cut off a bit of the heel and it will/and when...
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There are no opening credits. The title does not appear until the end of the film. See more »


Referenced in Film 2015: Episode dated 17 December 2014 (2014) See more »


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Music by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Orchestra
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30 December 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If I could vote -10 out of 10.. That still wouldn't be a accurate rating for this Musical/Fantasy film. Honestly I'm not going to go into to much detail about why this movie is beyond awful, cause honestly I'm completely drained after seeing it and the movies soundtrack/music torture list is still corroding my mental state 50 minutes after I left the theater. Story, really bad...It's almost like halfway through the film the Director and Writer got fired and they brought somebody else in that hadn't even seen the first half of the film. Soundtrack...dear lord... I had to come home and throw Sweeney Todd in to get the taste of Into the woods "Musical" out of my mouth and ear drums, honestly my entire body ached after the film from tensing up to every excruciating song in the film, which coincidentally all sound the same. Acting, Meryl Streep did a great job, but even she couldn't save the soundtrack or make sense of the jumbled story, Emily Blunt does a great job as the comedic relief, Johnny Depp, in his very short and minimal role on screen reminds me of a child rapist/predator who was just released from prison and spent what little money he had on candy. Miscast plagues the film. Special Effects.. None... Plays out like a play/opera..nothing, absolutely zero special effects worth mentioning which made it hard to get lost or enveloped in the world. Picture a forest....a very generic boring have just seen 90% of this films setting/locations.

Go support a local theatre, opera, anything..But do yourself a favor and avoid this movie.

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