Last Friday I went on another (of what we are now calling) Sarah Date with one of my good friends the “American-but-not-so” Sarah. I met Sarah at the beginning of my last year of high school and we instantly hit it off. Which is kinda weird because normally I steer clear of being good friends with someone with the same name as me. Anyway we pretty much hit it off instantly even though we only talked to each other online and through or Classics Video Conference class. We found that we had very similar tastes in a lot of things, including movies and our love for Jeanswest.
Anyway this post is supposed to be about the fantastic movie musical we went to see called “Into the Woods”. If you are not familiar with the movie musical here is a little run down. (And yes I am totally listening to the full soundtrack as I write this!)
In a far away kingdom, we meet a childless Baker (James Corden) and his Wife (Emily Blunt). They learn from the Witch next door (Meryl Streep) that because the Baker’s father had stolen magic beans from her garden, she made his father and mother pay by giving up their daughter, Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy), to her. The poor Baker didn’t even know he had a sister! To his further dismay, he learns the Witch also placed a spell on him to ensure that he would not be able to have children. She promises to reverse the spell if the Baker will collect four items for her within three days—“ONE: THE COW AS WHITE AS MILK, TWO: THE CAPE AS RED AS BLOOD, THREE: THE HAIR AS YELLOW AS CORN, FOUR: THE SLIPPER AS PURE AS GOLD.” Getting all four of these items is no easy feat and the Baker and his wife have to do it all in 3 nights! It’s safe to say there are a few hiccups along the way.
The Baker (unknowingly followed by his wife) sets out on a journey through the neighbouring woods to find the items. Meanwhile, Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford) is making her way through the woods to her grandmother’s house, while Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) is going to visit her mother’s grave in the woods, and Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) is off to the market in order to sell his cow, Milky White, to get money for food. In the course of their journeys, these characters and others meet and intermingle in ways familiar and unexpected, but by the end of the first half of the movie, the characters have all been granted their wishes and prepare to live their lives happily ever after. You also get to see a bit of the stories of , Rapunzel, Prince Charming (Chris Pine!!!) and his “brother” (a.k.a the Other Prince, Rapunzel’s Prince).