Words by Vanessa Phillips
Into the Woods is worth seeing with a child if you have one and is definitely Disney for adults. If you can get past the fact that it’s a musical, it’s so rich with commentary about the modern day world.
The film’s characters are from our best known fairy tales. They go into the woods on their various quests, which overlap to create drama, humour and life lessons for some seriously self-aware characters. As the fairy tales play out with fresh twists and morals, the characters muddle their way through family and relationships, the quest for happiness, dealing with loss and finding hope and home.
A gorgeous film! Take snacks though; it’s longish.