In "Gretel & Hansel and Gretel Goes West", Emma, the heroine of this movie is a twinkly-eyed and whimsical young woman who lives in a rural region in America. She spends her free time watching the movies and having fun in her two little sister's houses where she lives with them and do chores around the house.
One day, Emma gets lost in a local cinema and somehow, ends up attending one of its prime time events; she is watching the movie "Hollywood Gothic" and is awestruck by the stage craft of the film. Emma decides to visit Hollywood with her sister for a romantic weekend.
But, there is trouble in Hollywood... for Emma doesn't know the first thing about this Hollywood place! She doesn't even have an idea about its traditional customs and holds all her thoughts of the film in her subconscious.
The girl named Ella, becomes madly fascinated with the human body and undergoes many unusual procedures for performing those tricks. However, there is more than just a fascination for the body: a fear of becoming a mummy or an unmentionable fate. When Emma confronts her, it turns out that she had wanted to join the circus and travel around with the famous circus performers.
But she was kept away from it when she was still a kid as she was ill-behaved and at the same time, had a problem with her parents. Her longing for the circus led her to follow the circus artistesses, make some friends and even joined the circus, only to discover that the world she was looking for was nowhere near it!
The story of "Gretel & Hansel and Gretel Goes West" is quite interesting to the viewers because of the world it creates in the mind of the movie-goers. This film also has more than its fair share of surprises; the most exciting of them being the moment when Ella loses her virginity.
The scene where Ella is tied to a pole, having the rope ripped from her clothes and having her milk spilled on her is said to be one of the sexiest scenes that ever happened on the silver screen. Although the timing of this moment may not be right, the movie succeeds in making an impact for the viewers as well as their minds. Indeed, the story of "Gretel & Hansel and Gretel Goes West" could make any viewer forget all his worries.
As the final scene of the movie suggests, Ella and Emma have to face the consequences of their choices. Although the outcome isn't what they expected, they don't want to go back on their word. However, with their love life still in tatters, they have no choice but to figure out what they really want and change the past.