12 years ago, “Chicago” was one of the biggest movies of the holiday season. Based on the Broadway play and directed by Rob Marshall the movie went on to have a big night at the Academy Awards. Marshall again bringing back Broadway to the big screen with “Into the Woods.” It will probably not have a big night at the Oscars next year, but should delight many families choosing to see it on the Christmas Day in South Florida.
There are many stories being told in “Into the Woods.” The main focus is on a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) going on a mission for a witch (Meryl Streep) in hopes to break a family curse and have their biggest wish to come true. They need to collect four items that include Cinderella’s glass slipper, some of Repunzel’s hair, Jack’s cow from “jack and the Beanstalk” and Little Red Riding Hood’s red hood. They must venture deep into the woods to find these people and items, but let’s not forget one of the oldest sayings, “Be careful what you wish for.”