“I was was raised to be charming, not sincere.”
The movie, Into the Woods, had a number of great proverb like take-aways.
Over Christmas, my daughter Samantha and I, went to see this movie. I hadn’t realized it was originally a Broadway production (debuted 1987), a musical, nor did I expect the serious issues of death, infidelity, and child abandonment to be the modern twists to the Brother’s Grimm Fairy Tales.
The four stories: Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jack in the Bean Stalk are all brilliantly woven together to support the main plot, a Baker and his wife want to reverse the curse of infertility. The cast includes: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Cordon.
Clever for sure.
Surprising (at least for me)
Post modern flare ( a little dark)
I was expecting a sweet story.
There are humorous scenes, some shocking moments, and a number of pearls of wisdom tossed in.
This movie would be an excellent movie to use as a spring board for some deeper conversations with your tweens to young adults.
(I love Johnny Depp but I have to say- his Big Bad Wolf is pretty creepy)
I wouldn’t recommend this movie for parents looking for something light to watch with their little ones. It could be bad dream inducing.
But it is a good one for older kids, thirteen and up.
Here’s the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pjy5MK1X70
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About the Author
Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 Parenting.com. She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.