SYNOPSIS: Iconic characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, find their fates intertwined with a humble baker and his wife, whose longing to have a child sends them on a quest to reverse a witch’s (Streep) curse. With an all-star cast, this spellbinding adventure is everything you could ever wish for!
CAST: Meryl Streep as the Witch (The Devil Wears Prada, August: Osage County), Johnny Depp as the Wolf (The Lone Ranger, Sweeney Todd), Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife (Edge of Tomorrow, The Devil Wears Prada), James Corden as the Baker (Broadway’s One Man, Two Guvnors, The Three Musketeers, Gavin & Stacey), Anna Kendrick as Cinderella (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air), Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince (Star Trek Into Darkness, Jack Ryan), Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood (Broadway’s Annie), Daniel Huttlestone as Jack (Les Misérables), MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel (Brother’s Keeper, Broadway’s Next to Normal).
REVIEW: [usr=5 size=20] Into The Woods stars (James Corden)as the baker and his wife (Emily Blunt) who strike a deal with the witch (Meryl Streep), who sends them on a quest to help break the curse. Anna Kendrick plays Cinderella and of course, true to Cinderella, she wants to go to the ball at being thrown by the Prince (Chris Pine). The Brother’s Grimm fairy tales are rounded out with Lilla Crawford as Litle Red Riding Hood and Johnny Depp as the big bad wolf.
I loved the stories, who doesn’t love the age old tales that we have heard since were children, right? I even loved the musical numbers, which felt right, and not forced like in some movies. Stephen Sondheim did an amazing job, as did the actors performing the songs.
Overall the movie is very well done, but perhaps a little dark for small children. Nothing is illicit, or that scary, but they may find Meryl’s character a bit scary looking.
Into The Woods comes to DVD/Blu-Ray on March 24th and you really owe it to yourself to go out and grab a copy
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the movie in exchange for my review. I did not receive further compensation. This is accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of. Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.