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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


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

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25 December 2014 (USA)  »

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En el bosque  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

To help get the project green-lit, a number of actors (most of whom did not appear in the film) attended a table read, including: Nina Arianda (as The Baker's Wife), Christine Baranski (Cinderella's Stepmother), Tammy Blanchard (Florinda), Victoria Clark (Cinderella's Mother/Granny/The Giant), James Corden (The Baker), David Garrison (The Narrator), Ivan Hernandez (The Wolf), Megan Hilty (Lucinda), Cheyenne Jackson (Rapunzel's Prince), Allison Janney (Jack's Mother), Anna Kendrick (Cinderella), Mike McGrath (Steward/Mysterious Man), Donna Murphy (the Witch), Laura Osnes (Rapunzel), Taylor Trensch (Jack), Casey Whyland (Red Riding Hood), and Patrick Wilson (Cinderella's Prince). See more »

Goofs

The baker's wife exchanges her shoe for Cinderella's, however, she does not give it to her and Cinderella runs off bare-foot. See more »

Quotes

Cinderella's Prince: Anything can happen in the woods. May I kiss you?
[Goes in for a kiss]
Baker's Wife: Uh...
Cinderella's Prince: Any moment we could be crushed. Don't feel rushed
[Kisses the Baker's wife]
Baker's Wife: This is ridiculous, what am I doing here? I'm in the wrong story!
[the prince tried kissing her again]
Baker's Wife: Wait, we can't do this! You have a princess!
Cinderella's Prince: Well, yes, I do.
Baker's Wife: And I have... a baker.
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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

Featured in The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Finale: Children Will Listen (Part 2)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Company
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Excellent Adaptation. All the Hate is Unjustified.
24 January 2015 | by (USA, California) – See all my reviews

I have seen both the original Broadway play and this film adaptation, and I can gladly say that this lives up to the original's reputation. The only major change is with one aspect of Rapunzel's storyline.

There are 3 types of people who hated the movie:

1. Parents who thought this isn't suitable for kids. Well, this doesn't say anything about how good the movie actually is. Yes, not all the content is for kids; heck the original isn't meant for kids at all. Even then, I don't think its that worrisome. If you think it is, just don't let your kids watch it; but you can enjoy the story.

2. Fans of the original who are complaining about every little change. People, its an adaptation; certain things need to be changed when transitioning to a different medium of storytelling. And some of the small changes are actual improvements to the original.

3. Those who weren't expecting a musical. I don't get this one. If you don't like musicals, fine! But you can't rate it 1 star just because its a musical!

If you are looking for a typical Disney movie, look away. But if you care about originality and want to witness familiar stories in a different light, this is it. It has Disney characters but uses them to deliver a more realistic and mature point of view about the world. The story as a whole has some really good messages, but people seem to be stuck up on the fact that it defied their expectations. As Into the Woods points out, your actions have real consequences and sometimes your wishes come true but not quite in the way you expected. Be ready for an unexpectedly twisted journey...

"Into the woods- Each time you go, There's more to learn Of what you know."

10 Stars!


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