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'Into the Woods' where Granny resides

...needless to say, declined to come with us to see this week's "Into the Woods." "Into the Woods" is based on Stephen Sondheim's hit Broadway musical from the late eighties - or so Wikipedia tells me. I had heard of it, but I couldn't...

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Now Playing Synopsis: This fine period musical dramatizes a subject both unique and distinguished: the movement of jazz fans (known as "Stilyagi") who flaunted their open-mindedness and fearlessly mocked Communist repression in 1955 Moscow. The central premise (which channels Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins' West Side Story) deals with a star-crossed romance between two lovers on opposite sides of the said fence: Mels (Anton Shagin) is a pro-communist Komsomol activist, Polly (Oksana Akinshina) is a sexy, uninhibited, free-spirited member of the Stilyagi; they fall instantly in love despite vast differences, and Polly turns her new paramour on to the many pleasures of the West, including jazz music. Significantly, although the real-life members of the Stilyagi experienced sad fates (such as imprisonment), this cinematic treatment of them exudes a bright and upbeat sensibility, marked by glossy musical numbers that are scattered throughout. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi Cast: Anton Shagin, Oksana Akinshina, Evgeniya Brik Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

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