Directed by Rob Marshall
Starring
  • Meryl Streep
  • Emily Blunt
  • James Corden
  • Anna Kendrick
  • Chris Pine
  • Johnny Depp
Screenplay by James Lapine
Genre Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Certificate

PG

UK Release Date 9th January 2015

Summary

When a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) find out that they are childless becauseĀ of a curse from a witch (Meryl Streep), they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will then reverse the horrible spell and restore the witch’s beauty.

Is The Plot Interesting?

What got me was that the movie had about four different endings. I went to see Into The Woods at the cinema and I stood up, expecting the movie to finish, about two times. Other than that, the plot was solid.

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Is The Acting Good?

Meryl Streep completely embodies her character. There isn’t a single moment in the entire film where I thought that she wasn’t totally engrossed in her performance and her character.

Is The Directing Good?

I feel like Rob Marshall didn’t always know how to tell this story because of the slightly messy editing that Into The Woods has. That’s not to say that heĀ didn’t know how to tell the story; that’s just how it came across.

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Is The Cinematography Good?

I would say that Into The Woods has good cinematography and good style but it isn’t going to overly impress you. Don’t go to Into The Woods expecting breathtaking cinematography.

Is It Worth Watching?

Overall, if you watch Into The Woods, you’re going to be amazed by the performances and characters but not so impressed by the editing (which I found to be untidy and disorganized) and storytelling in general.

3/5

Stay a child while you can be a child.

– Meryl Streep as the Witch