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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Sissy Spacek was considered for the Witch. See more »

Goofs

Rapunzel's hair was cut off by the baker's wife but shortly after it is full length again when the prince leaves the tower and the witch climbs up. After the witch scolds Rapunzel she then cuts off her hair and banishes her to the swamp and her hair remains short after this throughout the rest of the movie. See more »

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Jack: Magic what type of magic?
Baker's Wife: Tell him.
Baker: Magic that, uh, defies description.
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Crazy Credits

No music plays during the Disney logo. It is also seen through a green filter with no fireworks. Some tree branches are seen in between the castle as well as the moon. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Into the Woods/The Gambler (2014) See more »

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Hello, Little Girl
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Johnny Depp and Lilla Crawford
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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, BAD..like 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 forest...you 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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