Into The Woods

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Into The Woods (2014 Movie)

“Into the Woods” is a fantasy musical film released in 2014, directed by Rob Marshall. The movie is based on Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical of the same name, which debuted on Broadway in 1987.

The story weaves together several well-known fairy tales, including “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and “Rapunzel,” along with an original tale involving a childless baker and his wife.

The plot follows a baker (played by James Corden) and his wife (played by Emily Blunt) who are cursed by a wicked witch (played by Meryl Streep) and are unable to have children. The witch reveals that the curse can be lifted if they retrieve certain magical items before the blue moon in three days. To fulfill their quest, they must venture into the woods, where they encounter characters from various fairy tales.

As they journey through the woods, they encounter Cinderella (played by Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (played by Lilla Crawford), Jack (played by Daniel Huttlestone) and his cow, and Rapunzel (played by Mackenzie Mauzy) in the tower. Each character is pursuing their own dreams and desires, but their paths become intertwined as they face the consequences of their actions.

“Into the Woods” explores themes of wishes, consequences, and the consequences of getting what one desires. It delves into the complexities of morality and the idea that “happily ever after” is not always as straightforward as it seems.

The film’s stunning production design and visual effects bring the enchanting world of fairy tales to life. The performances by the star-studded cast, particularly Meryl Streep’s portrayal of the Witch and Emily Blunt’s portrayal of the Baker’s Wife, are highly praised.

The musical numbers, with songs like “Children Will Listen” and “Agony,” showcase Stephen Sondheim’s signature style and thought-provoking lyrics.

“Into the Woods” received positive reviews from critics and was nominated for several awards, including three Academy Awards. It successfully blends the magic and wonder of classic fairy tales with a modern twist and moral complexity, making it an engaging and entertaining experience for audiences of all ages.

Overall, “Into the Woods” is a captivating and whimsical film that reminds viewers of the power of storytelling and the enduring appeal of fairy tales. It serves as a reminder that every action has consequences and that true happiness often lies in unexpected places.

Into The Woods

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $213.1 million
  • Awards: Nominated Academy Awards; Nominated British Academy Award; Nominated Golden Globes
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  • Meryl Streep: The Witch
  • Emily Blunt: The Baker’s Wife
  • James Corden: The Baker
  • Anna Kendrick: Cinderella
  • Chris Pine: Cinderella’s Prince
  • Tracey Ullman: Jack’s Mother
  • Christine Baranski: Cinderella’s Stepmother
  • Johnny Depp: The Big Bad Wolf
  •  Lilla Crawford: Little Red Riding Hood
  • Daniel Huttlestone: Jack
  • MacKenzie Mauzy: Rapunzel
  • Billy Magnussen: Rapunzel’s Prince
  • Tammy Blanchard: Florinda
  • Lucy Punch: Lucinda
  • Frances de la Tour: the Giant’s Wife
  • Richard Glover: the Steward
  • Joanna Riding: Cinderella’s Mother
  • Annette Crosbie: Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandmother
  • Simon Russell Beale: the Baker’s Father
  • Tug: Milky-White


  • Director: Rob Marshall
  • Producers: Rob Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Callum McDougall
  • Music: Stephen Sondheim

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I am founder and editor of My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other site isDMR.