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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.

Director:

Rob Marshall

Writers:

James Lapine (screenplay by), James Lapine (based on the musical by)
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 71 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Kendrick ... Cinderella
Daniel Huttlestone ... Jack
James Corden ... Baker / Narrator
Emily Blunt ... Baker's Wife
Christine Baranski ... Stepmother
Tammy Blanchard ... Florinda
Lucy Punch ... Lucinda
Tracey Ullman ... Jack's Mother
Lilla Crawford ... Little Red Riding Hood
Meryl Streep ... Witch
Simon Russell Beale ... Baker's Father
Joanna Riding Joanna Riding ... Cinderella's Mother
Johnny Depp ... Wolf
Billy Magnussen ... Rapunzel's Prince
Mackenzie Mauzy ... Rapunzel
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Storyline

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Given their history of producing musicals, it's surprising that this is only the second theatrical film adaptation of a Broadway play or musical by The Walt Disney Company. The first was March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934), an adaption of the Victor Herbert operetta. 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 »

Quotes

Witch: [singing] Careful the wish you make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take, wishes come true, not free. Careful the spell you cast, not just on children. Sometimes the spell may last past what you can see, and turn against you. Careful the tale you tell, that is the spell. Children will listen...
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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 Film 2017: Episode dated 17 December 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Rapunzel's Song
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Mackenzie Mauzy
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Excellent Adaptation. All the Hate is Unjustified.
24 January 2015 | by enigma9119See 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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,051,923, 28 December 2014

Gross USA:

$128,002,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$212,902,372
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2.39 : 1
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