One of my favorite Broadway shows comes to the big screen---I was nervous that it would be ruined, but it wasn't. In fact two of the songs I enjoy the least from the show ("I guess this is goodbye" and "no more"), they cut thank GOD! Meryl gives a stellar performance as the witch, yet I really would have liked to see Bernadette Peters, who originated the role on Broadway in 1987, do it. Johnny Depp was the weakest link. Anna Kendrick proves again, after Pitch Perfect, that she has a beautiful voice, and can deliver a song. And Miss Emily Blunt shines in the role of the Baker's Wife. These two ladies do a splendid job with one of my favorite songs, "A very nice prince." The finale of the show was not replicated on the screen, instead ending with the calming refrain of Children will Listen. I wanted it to have some uptempo pizazz, but it sort of trailed off to bed. Nevertheless the movie did not disappoint and I am glad it was finally made. The visual of the bean stock and giant were nice to see, unconfined by a small stage. And Sondheim's amazingly intricate tale/lyrics will now reach millions.