Into The Woods Movie Review

The Baker & his wife, wanting a child (perhaps a little gingerbread boy?)

The Baker & his wife wanting a child (perhaps a little gingerbread boy?)

Into The Woods opened Christmas Day 2014 and we went to see it last weekend.

It’s 95% singing with very little spoken dialog, except by the narrator.

We give it a 4 out of 5 star rating.  It dragged a little bit at the end and should have ended 20 minutes before it did.  (It got a little unnecessarily dark at the very end.)

But, we LOVED the all songs!

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/watch-the-first-trailer-for-disneys-into-the-woods-1201272870/

Based on the Broadway musical, “Into the Woods” stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine and Anna Kendrick and was composed by Stephen Sondheim.

The trailer opens with the various iconic characters offering wishes (“I wish…”), followed by the warning “This Christmas Be Careful What You Wish For.”

Into the Woods tells the story of a gang of fairy tale characters who enter a dark forest in the hopes of achieving their deepest wishes. The film stars Meryl Streep as the Witch, James Corden as the Baker, Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as her Prince, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Billy Magnussen as her Prince, Christine Baranski as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Lilla Crawford as Red Riding Hood, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Tracey Ullman as Jack’s Mother, and Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf.

The Disney fairytale mash-up, based on various Grimm fairy tales, revolves around a childless baker and his wife who attempt to lift a family curse by journeying into the woods to confront the witch that put the spell on them. Along the way, they encounter Rapunzel, Cinderella, “Jack and the Beanstalk’s” Jack Little, Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters. 🙂

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