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PG| 2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Cast: Meryl Streep , Emily Blunt , James Corden , Anna Kendrick , Chris Pine , Johnny Depp , Tracey Ullman , Christine Baranski

Director: Rob Marshall

Genres: Musical, Fantasy

Distributor: Walt Disney

Into the Woods (2014)

Release Date: December 25th, 2014|2 hr. 4 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • This twisty fairy-tale mash-up shows an appreciation for the virtues of old-fashioned storytelling, along with a welcome dash of subversive wit. It benefits from respect for the source material, enticing production values and a populous gallery of sharp character portraits from a delightful cast. show more

  • Marshall deserves credit for knowing how to shoot and cut (alongside editor Wyatt Smith, “Thor: The Dark World”) a musical number, and his work here ranks much closer to his success with “Chicago” than to his dismal “Nine.” show more

  • Another example of concept over coherence, but the entertainment value is considerable. show more

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  • December 15, 2014 mmainema
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    I wish--I wish----I wish I could find out when and where it was playing.It is my favorite play and I have planned Christmas day around it with my children and grand-children.None of the theaters here in Portland Maine know if they are going to show it--and it is 10 days before Christmas.

  • December 08, 2014 RafaelR
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    A review of the concept rather than the movie--seems like a bad miscalculation to produce a movie that will scare away half your audience. By the look of it my kids would not enjoy seeing it and we'll turn our attention elsewhere.

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If there was ever a time that for a lavish, big screen adaptation of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's beloved, fairy tale-based musical "Into the Woods," then it'd probably be now. Between the wild...

First Look! Meryl Streep Casts a Spell in 'Into the Woods' (PHOTO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Sep 27th, 2013 9:30AM

Disney It's not even October, but this first look at "Into the Woods" is making us dream of Halloween. Meryl Streep appears as The Witch in this adaptation of the popular Broadway musical, which ...

'Into the Woods' Movie: Lilla Crawford in, Sophia Grace Brownlee Out as Little Red Riding Hood

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 16th, 2013 4:30PM

Monday, when Disney announced that production had begun on director Rob Marshall's upcoming adaptation of "Into the Woods," one notable name was missing from the lineup: Princess Sophia. The pint-s...

'Into the Woods' Casts 10-Year-Old Internet Star as Little Red Riding Hood

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Katie Roberts on Aug 11th, 2013 2:00PM

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