How is Meryl Streep in the acting and singing department here? I think she's got a great shot at an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She could have an equally great shot at tying the late Katharine Hepburn's record number of Oscar victories. For Into The Woods, Meryl Streep could win her fourth Oscar. She's that good in it.
Parents will dig Into The Woods and so will the kids. Unlike the new movie remake of Annie, this musical will entertain boys and girls under the age of 12 and well over the age of 12. There's enough action/adventure, wit and special effects to hold their interest. Parents on a date night will also love it. If someone asked me out on a date, I'd dig seeing Into The Woods again.
Directed by Rob Marshall, I feel this is Marshall's best film since Chicago, the winner of the Oscar for Best Picture of 2008. Into The Woods opens on Christmas Day. I think it'll land a Best Picture Oscar nomination. I got so much new meaning out of and appreciation for Sondheim's score when I saw this fine film that it makes me wonder how happy his relationship with his parents was. Especially the relationship with his mother.