Into the Woods parents guide

Into the Woods

Sometimes, when dreams come true, they're nightmares.

Overall B+

In this musical fairytale fusion, a baker and his wife (James Corden, Emily Blunt) wish for a child -- only to get tangled up with the desirers of a wicked witch (Meryl Streep), Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy).

Release date December 25, 2014

Violence B-
Sexual Content B
Profanity B+
Substance Use A

Why is Into the Woods rated PG? The MPAA rated Into the Woods PG for thematic elements, fantasy action and peril, and some suggestive material.

Run Time: 125 minutes

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Into the Woods
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Into the Woods rated PG? Into the Woods is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic elements, fantasy action and peril, and some suggestive material.

Children are mistreated by parents who use deprecating remarks, lock them away, demand they accomplish unobtainable tasks and cuff them. Characters are punished with magical curses. Characters lie, cheat and steal. A child and old woman are swallowed by a wolf (their decent into his stomach is shown like a long dark tunnel). A man stabs a wolf, releasing people trapped in the animal’s stomach, and the fur is later made into a cape. A sick animal dies. A character seeking revenge destroys property (it is implied that people also die) and seeks the life of a character. Perilous situations and death are depicted. A woman cuts off the toe and heel of her daughters’ (implied not shown). Birds peck out the eyes of a couple of characters. Another loses his sight when he falls into a hedge of thorns. Magical transformations are depicted.

Sexual Content:
Women are seen in revealing costumes. A man rips his shirt to reveal his chest. Kissing is shown and infidelity implied. A husband and wife behave affectionately. A wolf lusts after the pink flesh of a little girl.

Terms of deity are used as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
A character drinks a magic potion.

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Into the Woods
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG
Manitoba G Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Some Scary Scenes.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Into the Woods is directed by Rob Marshall and stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Into the Woods movie is March 24, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Into The Woods
Release Date: 24 March 2015
Into The Woods releases to home video (Blu-ray and DVD) with the following extras:
- The Cast As Good As Gold -- The Film's Stars Share The Experience Of Taking This Epic Musical Journey

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Many of theses fairytale characters have their own movies. See the glass-slippered maiden in Disney’s Cinderella, A Cinderella Story and Ever After, Little Red Riding Hood in Hoodwinked, Jack and the Beanstalk in The Real Story and Jack the Giant Slayer, and Rapunzel in Tangled.

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