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INTO THE WOODS

Into the Woods
NZ Release Date:  January 2015

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on 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.
Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” helms the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” hits cinemas January 2015.

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Director: Rob Marshall
Writer(s):
James Lapine (screenplay)
James Lapine (musical)
Cast:
Anna Kendrick – Cinderella
Daniel Huttlestone – Jack
James Corden – Baker
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
Johnny Depp – As ‘The Wolf’

 

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One comment

  1. Well there are a couple of hours I won’t get back :/
    I went into this movie knowing it was a musical and was quite looking forward to it going by the previews/trailers etc. Even when the movie started and the singing started with almost the first word I wasn’t concerned, but, and this is a very big BUT!!!!! Johnny Depp as the Wolf started singing and I instantly lost interest in this movie.
    Now don’t get me wrong here Johnny Depp wasn’t singing bad, in fact he’s reasonably good. It’s what he was singing that concerned me. If you have ever wondered what Johnny Depp would look or sound like as a paedophile then this scene will let you know, it was disturbing in all the wrong ways, the whole theatre went silent and everyone was looking dumbfounded at what we were hearing.
    Other than this the rest of the move seemed lack-lustre and a bit of a jumble, the characters were under developed and relied on your knowledge of fairytales to give them depth. The humour seemed forced( although I did laugh at a couple of bits).
    Over all I struggle to find something to recommend this movie to people and can only give it a 1 out of 5.

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