Happy Galentine’s Day! I’m throwing it back to 2019 a little…
I have yet to read the best-selling, one-hundred-and-fifty-year-old literature written by Louisa May Alcott – but the film made me buy it.
Tell me more about ‘Little Women’
Director, Greta Gerwig, did Louisa May Alcott and the March family proud by bringing the book to life in the most tasteful and respectful way.
According to those who read the book before watching the film, Greta actually included most of dialogue from the book – unlike most literature adaptations.
Little Women follows a group of sisters from the March family who grew up in living in Concord, Mass, during and after the Civil War – when women’s purpose in life was limited to marriage and beginning a family. However, the March sisters (like all women) had talents that went further than just being a wife or mother… They wanted to be dancers, artists, writers…
What do others say about ‘Little Women’?
The New York Times writes: “The foursome varies by temperament and talent, inviting a mix-and-match game of identification and infatuation. The oldest, Meg (Emma Watson) is theatrical and responsible; Beth (Eliza Scanlen) is musical and sweet. The youngest sister, Amy (Florence Pugh), and Jo are a painter and a writer who are frequently at odds. Before romance, tragedy and the ordinary pains of growing up complicate matters, they are an inseparable if not always harmonious troupe. Jo writes the plays that the rest of them perform for an audience that includes various toys, their mother (Laura Dern) and Hannah (Jayne Houdyshell), the housekeeper.”
I’m sure that everyone will agree with me when I say that Saoirse Ronan was the perfect candidate to play the role of Jo, and played it very well!
To be honest, the chemistry between all four sisters is so strong and pure that it felt as though we were watching a real family. The right actresses were selected for the right roles, that’s for sure!
If you’ve yet to watch this movie but are planning to, be warned: it’s a real tearjerker. It’s the right mix of twists: joy, heartache and humour.
My verdict: 4*