Into the Woods

{4/5} “I was raised to be charming, not sincere.”

Into the Woods, released in 2014

The baker and his wife discover that the reason they can’t have a child is because the witch who lives next door has cursed the baker. But the witch will lift the curse if they find four items by the time of the blue moon — a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, a slipper as pure as gold, and hair as yellow as corn. Coincidentally Jack, Red Riding Hood, and Cinderella are headed into the woods at the same time — and Rapunzel is already there. It didn’t grab me quite as much as I wanted it to, and I’m not sure exactly why. There were certainly many parts I liked — it’s funny and clever, with terrific songs. It’s based on the Broadway show, which I saw decades ago. Stars Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick.

Directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago).

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2 Responses to “Into the Woods”

  1. James Schellenberg Says:

    Hey Dave!

    (At my new job, your site isn’t blocked any more! I was always a bit curious about that, since the reason listed was “Not permitted”).

    What did you think of the Broadway version of Into the Woods? I haven’t seen many musicals, so I’m a bit curious.


  2. Dave Switzer Says:

    I thought the Broadway version of Into the Woods was brilliant — but it was when I was in high school, so my memory is a bit hazy.

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