Little Women (2019)
IMDb rating: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 95%
With Saoirse Ronan (On Chesil Beach) as Jo, Emma Watson (The Perks of Being A Wallflower) as Meg, Florence Pugh (Fighting With My Family) as Amy and Eliza Scanlan (Sharp Objects) as Beth, this 2019 Greta Gerwig movie acts as a follow-on to Louisa May Alcott’s classic about the March family. Set in the years after the Civil War, the movie sees the March sisters grown up and making their way in the world, while Jo looks back on their childhood.
The movie was universally well received when it was released in 2019. The New Yorker says, “A work of poetic smuggling: a movie made within the norms of the industry that also reflects Gerwig’s own personal artistic ideas, ideals, and obsessions”, and The New Republic wrote, “Greta Gerwig’s take on Louisa May Alcott’s novel is intelligent and fleet, refreshing if not radical, and as organic in its feminist convictions as it is in its depiction of close-knit sororal love.”
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