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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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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:

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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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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine was extremely shy about his singing voice, and noted that he would hold back during rehearsals. She only heard his actual singing voice when she was eating lunch in the recording studio. She was in a room by herself and she heard a "beautiful, crooning voice" coming from the hallway, but she assumed that it was a singer from a different project, since multiple records were being recorded in the studio. She then noticed that the singing wasn't stopping, so she poked her head out to see who it was. To her surprise, she discovered that it was Pine, who didn't know that there was anybody else there. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jack: [singing] And you scramble down, and you look below at the world you left, and the things you know. The roof, the house, and your mother at the door.The roof, the house, and the world you'd never thought to explore. And you think of all of the things you'd seen. And you wish that you could live in-between. And you're back again, only different than before.
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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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She'll Be Back
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Meryl Streep
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Not exactly what I expected
28 December 2014 | by rscampbSee all my reviews

This is a good movie and the entire cast does a very good job but it is not what I thought it was going to be. After seeing the commercials, sneak peeks and behind the scenes shorts I was expecting a movie more in line with the typical Disney fare; a scene providing some information and maybe a story point or two then a song (i.e. Toy Story, High School Musical, etc.). "Into the woods" is more in line with a traditional Opera where every line is done in song. The actress playing Red Riding Hood does a terrific job with her part of the song "Into the woods," you can hear a part of it in the commercials. There is only about 10 minutes of spoken dialogue in the entire movie.

Bottom line is if you do not like the opera production format wait for this movie to come to Netflix (or however you rent movies) so you don't feel so bad about spending so much money if you can't sit through the entire movie.


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