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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

INTO THE WOODS


By D.E.Levine

Adapted from a Stephen Sondheim musical which Roundabout Theater currently has a production of on Broadway, although not the most famous or most memorable of Sondheim's musicals, this film aims to entertain.

With an all star cast that includes Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Biklly Magnussen, Lilla Crawford, David Huddlestone, Mackenzie Mauzy, Christine Baranski, Tracey Ullman and others, the film brings several of Grimms Fairy Tales to life.

Under the skillful direction of Rob Marshall and using wonderful special visual effects, the film achieves more than the on-stage production.

This is definitely a family film that can be seen by children as well as adult, and both categories will enjoy it.  Be warned however, that very young children might be frightened by some of the characters and special effects.

Overall, this is a thoroughly delightful way to celebrate the holiday season and beyond.