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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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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$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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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 »

Goofs

When the stepmother tosses the pail of lentils into the fireplace, the pail contains barely enough lentils to cover the bottom. When Cinderella and the birds have placed them back inside, the pail is full within a couple of inches of the top. And when Cinderella later presents the pail to her stepmother, it is again not very full. See more »

Quotes

Cinderella: [to her prince] My father's house was a nightmare; your house was a dream. Now I want something in between.
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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

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

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Last Midnight
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Meryl Streep
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28 December 2014 | by (Folsom, Ca) – See all my reviews

Left the theater I just could not take the pain. Many others left as well Reading the reviews I am stunned at the number of positive reviews. Perhaps one of the worst movies I have ever seen I want those two hours of my life back. What am I missing, wonderful cast but the movie just dragged on and on with most songs boring at best. I did enjoy two princes singing - that was funny, but otherwise terrible movie. Save your money!! Cast was great but unused talent. What were folks thinking. Tried to nap during the movie but woken up by the the notes off key. Movie was confusing and just wandered from song to song without an much of a connection to a story. Again, I cannot get over how many positive reviews are out there as so many left the theaters as did I after about two-thirds of the movie and with no end in sight.


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