I’m a little confused as to why I’ve never read the book Little Women. It’s a classic right? I’ve heard many things about it, but still haven’t never gotten around to reading it. Sad. But now, I’ve seen the movie and I must say it was pretty good! It reminded me somewhat of Pride and Prejudice (maybe because of the costumes?) even though it really doesn’t have anything similar about it other than a family full of daughters who want to fall in love and make something of themselves. In Little Women though, it seems like it takes place during the times where women are starting to make their own way in the world – thinking that they don’t HAVE to get married if not in love.
The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen as the 4 Marchsisters. Laura Dern plays their mother, excellently I may add, and Timothee Chalamet plays the boy next door – soon to be love interest. Ronan, the star of the film, is Jo March, the character who aspires to be a writer even though she’s a woman. I love how the film takes us between a “then and now” circumstance that is 6 years (if I’m remembering correctly) apart. And each time in it’s own sense has a climax to the story – they both were tremendously executed. As much as I love the story line (thank you Louisa May Alcott), I absolutely loved the musical score.
Little women is nominated for the following Academy Awards:
I would have to say that it’s a fabulous contender for Best Adapted Screenplay and perhaps even Laura Dern getting supporting actress. For the other nominations, I feel like there are better nominations out that there may win over this film. Little Women was a great movie to watch, I enjoyed watching the March sisters live their lives to their own tunes and to make choices based on their hearts and not what their Great Aunt (Meryl Streep) told them they should be doing. I’ll give the film 4/5 stars.
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