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
In some productions of Into the Woods, the roles of Red Riding Hood and Jack are played by young twenty year olds. In the original Broadway production, Danielle Ferland (the original Red) and Ben Wright (original Jack) were fifteen and sixteen when it opened. In the movie Lilla Crawford (Red) was around twelve years old during filming, and Daniel Huttlestone (Jack) was thirteen. See more »
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 »
A good adaptation of a fantastic musical, the rating does not do it justice.
I enjoyed the movie a lot, it has been many years since i saw "Into the Woods" as a live musical and the film was a nice reminder of why i loved the story so much back then and still do.
In short: It's DEFINITELY not for everyone and i think that is reflected in the very harsh, partially unjust ratings and comments. The adaptation is very close to the original and executed beautifully though and fans will have a good time watching it.
If you enjoyed the original musical or "dramatic comedy musicals" in general then i recommend watching it.
If you expect some Tim Burton-esque "Alice through the Looking Glass" film you will be disappointed because that is NOT what this is despite what the trailer might suggest.
8/10 but i understand that it is only enjoyable for a very specific audience (and definitely not for kids or most teens!).
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