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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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Did You Know?


The original 1987 Broadway production for "Into the Woods" starred Bernadette Peters as the Witch, Joanna Gleason as the Baker's Wife, Chip Zien as the Baker, Tom Aldredge as the Mysterious Man/Narrator and Barbara Bryne as Jack's Mother. The first Broadway revival in 2002 starred Vanessa Williams as the Witch, John McMartin as the Narrator/Mysterious Man, and Laura Benanti as Cinderella. Both Broadway productions were directed by James Lapine the librettist. In July of 2012, New York's Shakespeare in the Park production featured Donna Murphy as the Witch, Amy Adams as the Baker's Wife, and Denis O'Hare as the Baker. See more »


The hair that the Baker's wife takes from Rapunzel is considerably shorter in subsequent shots. See more »


Jack: [singing] And you scramble down, and you look below at the world you left, and the things you know. The roof, the house, and your mother at the door.The roof, the house, and the world you'd never thought to explore. And you think of all of the things you'd seen. And you wish that you could live in-between. And you're back again, only different than before.
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There are no opening credits. The title does not appear until the end of the film. See more »


A Very Nice Prince
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Anna Kendrick and Emily Blunt
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Not a children's film
2 January 2015 | by (San Francisco, United States) – See all my reviews

Key takeaways -

1. Not for kids. 2. Does not make sense to adults. 3. If you value your time enough, and still watch the movie - you will probably create an IMDb account and try and save as many people as possible from committing the same mistake (like me).

All of this happens because of a curious mixture of a musical, in a fairy tale, that is targeted at adults (and has child inappropriate themes) about abstract notions communicated in a really poor manner.

Ps: If you enjoy philosophical good/evil questions in a random context and have seen the eponymous play and like it - you may like the movie (but really confirm you are that person)

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