Into the Woods the Movie has an excellent cast. I could see why Emily Blunt has gotten a nomination she was excellent in her role as Baker's Wife. Meryl Streep did a wonderful job as the witch and all of the supporting characters were great as well. One of the things that was evident as a fan of the musical was the disappearance of the narrator besides a voice over. He is a pretty integral part of the play and his absence was definitely felt. Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in the play have sort of a more sexually undertoned interaction in the stage version. That was left out of the movie as well. Also, I feel bringing it to the screen it lost a lot of it's funnier moments. Although Agony was very funny in the movie and is in the play. As far as children seeing the movie, there is some scary moments with the witch, loud and unexpected appearances and disappearances. Overall, I think it is a good movie for 8 years old and up.
My overall review of the movie is 4 out 5 loaves of bread in honor of my favorite character the baker's wife.
***This review is solely my opinion and I received no compensation or sponsorship for it.