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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cinderella
... Jack
... Baker / Narrator
... Baker's Wife
... Stepmother
... Florinda
... Lucinda
... Jack's Mother
... Little Red Riding Hood
... Witch
... Baker's Father
Joanna Riding ... Cinderella's Mother
... Wolf
... Rapunzel's Prince
... Rapunzel
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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  »

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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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2.39 : 1
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Overall, the screen adaptation by James Lapine is fairly close to his original stage musical. The only large change is the replacement of the Narrator, using the Baker's voiceover for the narration. Another noticeable change is the cut of the Mysterious Man, some of whose lines are reassigned to the Witch. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jack: Magic what type of magic?
Baker's Wife: Tell him.
Baker: Magic that, uh, defies description.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits. The title does not appear until the end of the film. See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Care Bears Nutcracker Suite (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Prologue: Into the Woods
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Daniel Huttlestone, Emily Blunt, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Tracey Ullman, Lilla Crawford, Meryl Streep, and Company
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Into The Woods - A journey through LIFE
16 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

Firstly I am very surprised Disney did this, as it is NOT for kids. Sondheim is my favourite composer and I think the film did justice to his lyrics and music. Those of you who could not understand it or follow it, cannot be a big lover on psychology and human behaviour. Sondheim is a psychologist! The woods represent the paths we choose in life, and how wishes cannot always lead to wonderful happy endings (true to life!) You go on your journey, and experience joys and pain and heartache, which you learn from. You finally discover yourself and your true purpose in life. Those of you who said their are no memorable songs in it are not listening to the deeper meaning of those lyrics. No One Is Alone. - You've lost your guide (mother) who meant everything in your world, but there are others out there in that World who are also guides. You just need to open your heart to them, and they will show you the way - put you on the right path.


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