Into the Woods


Into the Woods
This family-friendly take on some classic Grimm Brothers fairy tales has had good reviews, with some reservations. It is Disney's film version of a Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical. The story line intertwines the plots of a few well-known stories and explores the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The stories are 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.

124 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical.
I think that cow is going to be nothing but trouble...
I think that cow is going to be nothing but trouble...

Credits

Cast
Anna Kendrick, Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Tracey Ullman, Lilla Crawford, Meryl Streep
Director
Rob Marshall
ScreenplayJames Lapine, from his musical
MusicStephen Sondheim
CinematographyDion Beebe
EditingWyatt Smith
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2014
Produced byLucamar Productions, Marc Platt Productions, Walt Disney Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreFamily
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexAffection, brief
ViolenceLow impact, infrequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for thematic elements, fantasy action and peril, and some suggestive material.
Runtime124
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
10 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
2
Violence
3
Sex
2
Language
1
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconInto the Woods can claim a clever screenplay and a few enjoyable performances but little else.
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote icon wish I liked this offering better as I heard so many people raving about the original musical. While I'll give it a slight recommendation, it just didn't do much for me and thus I doubt it will get any repeat viewings on this end, unlike many other films of its ilk.
11
Metacritic.com
38 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
136 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconOn the whole, this Disney adaptation of the Sondheim classic sits comfortably at the corner of Hollywood and Broadway -- even if it darkens to its detriment in the final act.
14
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconSondheim's fairy tale musical is dark, complex, sublime.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
79 users
14
Rottentomatoes users
58557 users
13
Internet
7429 Netizens
15

Average .. 68%

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