Into the Woods
Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: Anns Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, James Corden, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt
Genre: Comedy Family Fantasy
Country of origin: USA 2014 124 mins.
Released by WALT DISNEY
'Into the Woods', adapted from the Stephen Sondheim-James Lepine 1987 Broadway musical offers a modern take on several of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales means to grab you with its intro song blast that hits you between the eyes. It's a musical comedy family fantasy drama that takes the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), ties them together with a story of a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) who long for a baby and the over the top and loving every minute of it, witch (Meryl Streep) who put a curse on them when the baker's dad pinched some magic beans and Johnny Depp pops up with a wolf impersonation. Get out there baker and look for that white cow, red cape, gold slipper and some yellow hair and the curse is off. Sing along.
James Corden and Emily Blunt hold it all together, the two princes, Chris Pine and Billy Magnussen are hysterically funny but it's Meryl Streep who's got the vocals. Yes, it's a musical.