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Into The Woods Movie Review Summary

Actors: Bernadette Peters, Tom Aldredge, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Robert Westenberg, Kim Crosby, Ben Wright, Danielle Ferland, Chuck Wagner, Barbara Bryne,

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Once upon a time, there was Cinderella, Jack (and the Beanstalk), the childless baker and his wife, and Red riding hood. When the witch (from the rapunzel story)comes over to the baker's house and tells his that to have a much wanted child he needs to make a potion of 4 magical items in 3 days time, this starts a journey into the woods and into the overlapping other fairytales of this magical realm. As he searches for a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn and a slipper as pure as gold (you guess what fairytale each comes from!), the audience must reevaluate ones preception of evil and and good. Into The Woods tells the other side of the magical tales, and prove that not all fairytales have happy endings . . .   
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Plot & Themes

**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on another world/distant past Coming of age    -   Yes he'll/she'll become:    -   guardian of justice    -   an adult (general) Explore/1st contact    -   Yes Explore plotlet:    -   alternate timeline/dimension    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomenon Technology/$$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical artifact magical being/mental/magical powers    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   long lived adults Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   clairvoyant    -   can cast many different spells Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Earth setting:    -   general past    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Forests?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   fort/castle    -   mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Tone of movie    -   upbeat Kinds of F/X    -   Things that change shape/morph    -   nasty human transformations    -   exotic alien landscape

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