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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Into the Woods See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,051,923, 28 December 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$128,002,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$212,902,372
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Because the Baker and his Wife lack proper names, Emily Blunt and James Corden referred to them as "Marjorie and Geoff" while on set. 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

Little Red Riding Hood: Isn't it nice to know a lot... and a little bit not...
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Crazy Credits

The Disney logo appears without music and fireworks, and is flanked by forest trees and the full moon, reflecting the woods setting of the story. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Safety Dance (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

A Very Nice Prince
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Anna Kendrick and Emily Blunt
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User Reviews

 
A good adaptation of a fantastic musical, the rating does not do it justice.
3 October 2016 | by BreitschleifSee all my reviews

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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